Writing skills

Pen Pals

Do you have a pen pal? Have you ever had a pen pal? Probably not. Writing to a pen pal used to be a popular hobby, but it has fallen out of favour these days as people spend more and more time on social media websites. Perhaps, you don’t even know what a pen pal

Read on »

How to Create a Field-Related Glossary

In your B-Block college ESL course, you are required to use English words related to your program or field-of-study in your writing and speaking. In order to do that, you must spend some time finding specialized terminology in English to assist you in explaining field related concepts to an audience of non-experts. There are few

Read on »

5 Easy Blog Posts for Your ESL Writing Class

There is a new way to market products to consumers and get the attention of potential employers. It is called content marketing. The way it works is this: you publish articles (content) on a blog, and people looking for information using a search engine will find you and learn to like, trust and respect you

Read on »

5 Great Reasons ESL Students Should Blog

There are over 150 million blogs on the internet today. Why so many? People read blogs and rely on them for information. Reading blogs is great, but why should ESL students start blogs? It is a good question. Here are 5 great reasons for ESL students to create a blog in English. 1. Improve your

Read on »

Introducing Yourself Online and in Person

First impressions have a lasting impact. It is critical therefore to be equipped with the know-how to create the right impression on people you meet online or in person for the first time. This article focuses on how to achieve this when introducing yourself to a room full of people or to a pen pal

Read on »

Logical Fallacies

A well-constructed argument avoids logical fallacies, flaws in the reasoning that will render the argument invalid. Following are some of the most common logical fallacies. 11 Logical Fallacies Explained Oversimplification. The tendency to provide simple solutions to complex problems. “The reason we have low unemployment today is the threat of war in Central America and

Read on »