Tuesday, 25 December 2012

English as a Second Language

"ESL" is an acronym used to represent "English as a Second Language".

ESL students usually study the four English Language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. ESL students also study English language content: grammar, vocabulary, style and pronunciation. ESL students study to be able to actively produce their own original English conversation and writing and comprehend all verbal and written English.

ESL students study the English language to be able to communicate with other English speakers or writers or users.

Students can clarify themselves by stating I am studying English as a foreign language "EFL", which for many means that you are studying English as an academic subject and do not plan to use English for actual communication.

Students can also clarify themselves by stating that they are studying English Literature which is a Performance Art and they do not plan to use English for actual communication.

The word literature literally means "things made from letters" and the pars pro toto term "letters" is sometimes used to signify "literature".  Literature is commonly classified as having two major forms—fiction and non-fiction—and two major techniques—poetry and prose. Literature can be classified according to historical periods, genres, and political influences.  English Literature genres include romance, mystery, crime, fantasy, erotica, and adventure, among others.

English can be a native language, second language or media for Art.

Blueprint for English Grammar Summary eBook

Blueprint to English is a 96-page cheat sheet with English grammar rules, practices, procedures and examples.

The practice word cards will provide you with enough variety to practice writing millions of English sentences.

Writing is now more important than ever before. The Internet has enabled millions of people to communicate in writing via text messaging, social media and user forums.

Having the ability to communicate correctly and efficiently is now more important than ever. The old formula of 90% oral and 10% writing has morphed to about 60% oral and 40% writing for most professions. To succeed in the professional digital age correct writing in English is mandatory.

The Blueprint to English will help you see, understand and learn the English language grammar procedures and the practice words cards will help you perfect your writing skills.

Link to the Blueprint to English download

1 comment:

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