What is Practical Writing?

Practical Writing is for students who need to use written English both in their studies and in their personal life. Whether they are writing a descriptive essay for their teacher or sending a message to a friend, Practical Writing helps them structure their message, select the right vocabulary and choose the most appropriate style. Find out more by reading this brochure, and by watching this video.

CEFR level:

CEFR level

For and against eassy video in Practical Writing

Syllabus and demo

News and updates

Using Practical Writing in notebook for improving English writing skills
  1. English Australia reviews Practical Writing.
  2. Practical Writing reaches the final of the British Council ELTons. Read about the vision behind the program.
  3. ELTons Judging Panel describe Practical Writing as "a comprehensive package offering a fuller structured writing programme than anything I've seen before."
  4. Institutions that use Practical Writing: Abu Dhabi Knowledge Group, University of Hyderabad, King Edward VI College.

Support materials

Do you need to improve your writing?

Practical Writing poster

The poster highlights learning strategies, with a space for your own access instructions.

  • Size: 750mm(H) x 500mm
  • Poster made with 4 colour printing
  • Email info@clarityenglish.com to request the items you require.
Web image for Practical Writing

Practical Writing web images

Libraries and self-access centres which display these images prominently in a member's area typically have a higher take-up rate.

  • Size: 58KB
  • Format: ZIP package
Usage statistics preview

Practical Writing usage statistics

We will send you a monthly email which enables you to generate usage statistics in just two clicks. This will tell you exactly how many sessions are run per month. If for any reason you don't get this email, or if you want to change the person it is sent to, please email info@clarityenglish.com and let us know.

Getting to know Practical Writing

Practical Writing teacher support

Download an activity sheet to find out how to use the program.


technical specifications

Technical specifications

Practical Writing runs on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile. To run this program, you need an up-to-date version of one of these browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

latest upgrades

Latest upgrades

  1. 2020 May: Technical upgrade to new version
  2. 2020 Mar: Updated study sheets
  3. 2019 Apr: V11 (North American English) released
  4. 2019 May: V11 (International English) released
technical support pledge

Technical support pledge

"My aim is to ensure you have smooth, trouble-free use of any programs you purchase from Clarity. I therefore guarantee to find a fast and effective solution to any technical problems related to Clarity programs, or provide a full refund."

Dr Adrian Raper,
Technical Director