Blogging With Success (BWS) launched on November 1, 2008. It is a 4 member team blog aimed at new and developing bloggers who want to find the most effective path to their blog’s success.
This article Writing in English as a Second Language contains some very useful strategies for bloggers that I believe some of my readers will be interested in reading.
“For native English speakers, this won’t be a problem. But for those of us, who speak English as a second language (ESL), writing posts without grammatical mistakes is a very difficult task. While ESL speakers can write in English quite well, there are hidden problems that are hard to avoid. “
Many sites are available to explain specific language matters. Here are some additional sites you may want to visit:
- Answers.com Search for definitions, pronunciation, and even translation.
- The Hypertext Webster provides an efficient way of looking up words and then navigating around synonyms and alternatives.
- Dave’s ESL Cafe Help Center. Opens 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.
- Daily Lesson Plan for English Teachers published by the New York Times.
- Dictionary Link – Your guide to free online dictionary and translation services. With definitions in most languages, thesaurus, word of the day & encyclopedia links.
- Translation. This site can translate all the major languages, including Chinese.
- Hypergrammar is the online textbook of a grammar-review course at the University of Ottawa. You can give yourself a thorough review of the parts of speech and the standard rules of sentence correctness — even spelling rules. Then take the review tests and check the explanations. The sections on word choice, paragraphing and organization give advice on what’s suitable for academic writing.
- If you think science and writing don’t mix, have a look at what NASA (the US National Space and Aeronautical Administration) has to say about grammar, punctuation and capitalization.