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Why Improving Employee ESL Skills is Good Business

The other day I received an email message from a businessman, who is not a native English speaker. He included the following disclaimer after his signature, “Please apologize any spelling mistakes as this message was sent from my mobile phone.” Clearly, this disclaimer is not a solution to his English communication problem; it’s more a…

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How Not to Waste Your Reader's Time

How Not to Waste Your Reader’s Time

Contrary to popular belief that we write less now, because of our reliance on digital technology and our obsession with social media, we are actually writing more. We use the written world to socialize and engage more extensively with others, via Facebook, Twitter, texting, etc. [http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/a-new-literacy]. Language and literacy are thriving, not suffering. Although texting…

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5 Steps to Improve Writing Skills With Grammarly

One of the most important aspects of writing is to present your ideas clearly. This can be especially difficult for individuals who communicate in a second language such as English. A recent blog post on the Language Lab site suggested that using an automated grammar-checking tool could help improve your writing skills. It is particularly…

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