|This research is to study how language works in a foreign learner in a foreign settings. It attempts to configure the learner;s generic comoetence in writing. The problem is to explore to what extent the way language works as generic language competency are deployed by language users in their writing. The research follows the notion of generic skills of European skills generic research defined in in the previous research. The model constitutes generic competence as instrumental, interpersonal and systemic, and each is substantiated by skills, knowledge, attitudes and values. The methodology is descriptive qualitative, The findings stated that configuring the subjects profile how language works in her/his writing, most subjects deploy only instrumental generic competence and quite limited ad plain to substantiate and materialize the task in skills, knowledge, attitudes and values attached. It is still a long tour of duty for writing teachers, need serious and systemic efforts to enhance ELT graduates quality.