Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Language: English as a Second Language (part 2)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about one way to learn English as a second language. This week the question is how do you write well in English when it's your second language?

A good answer comes from William Zinsser. Last August he gave a talk to the incoming international students at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Writing English as a Second Language is also a wonderful overview of how to write well for native English speakers. Don't miss giving it a read it you want to improve your command of English. Much of the advice is in other places but unlike The Elements of Style the advice is well balanced and useful.

Even if you are a native speaker you'll learn some ways to improve your writing.

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