Fifty Ways to Practice Writing: Tips for ESL/EFL Students

Wayzgoose Press
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This book is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language.

Learning another language is never fast, but the Fifty Ways to Practice series will speed things up by showing you how to practice more efficiently and effectively both inside and outside the classroom. These books can be used by beginners and advanced students alike.

You will learn 50 ways to practice and improve writing - both with pen and paper and typing. By applying these methods, you will write more, write faster, and write more correct and more interesting papers and letters.

You do not need to be living in an English-speaking country or be currently taking an English class to use this book. However, students who are already in a class can also use this book to improve their writing more quickly and easily. You do not need to have English-speaking friends or acquaintances to write to or even any idea of what to write about. This book will provide those ideas. 

When you are done with this book, why not write and tell us how you liked it? 

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About the author

Dorothy Zemach is an author, editor, teacher, and teacher trainer in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). She taught English, French, and Japanese for over 18 years in Asia, Africa, and the US and holds an MA in TESL from the School for International Training in Vermont.

Now she concentrates on writing and editing English language teaching materials and textbooks and conducting teacher training workshops. Her areas of specialty and interest include teaching writing, teaching reading, business English, academic English, testing, and humor. She is a frequent plenary speaker at international conferences, and a regular blogger for Teacher Talk at Azar Grammar. 

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Publisher
Wayzgoose Press
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Published on
May 6, 2016
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Pages
33
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Language
English
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Genres
Foreign Language Study / English as a Second Language
Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing
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