1 You need to teach first
EFL/ESL writing is a very specialised and specific career. It requires deep knowledge of English and the language learning process, creativity, and the ability to take on criticism or, as some call it, ‘feedback’. When we think of an EFL/ESL writer, we often think of textbook writers. And this is an accurate assumption. An accomplished writer will have a number of textbooks in their portfolio. However, the variety of texts that you will write on a day-to-day basis is huge. In my work so far, I have written reading passages, listening scripts, writing and speaking prompts, vocabulary and grammar exercises, teacher’s notes, instructions for both learners and teachers, group activities, online activities, tests, exams, online tests, and storylines for courses. So how does one become a writer of ESL/EFL materials?
Knowing this, it’s easy to conclude that most people would be dissuaded from using certain essay writing services from certain essay writing companies if they actually knew who’s going to do their paper.
Most top rated paper writing services employ both ESL (English as a Second Language) and ENL (English as a Native Language) writers, and here’s some good news – you’ll get to pick who you want for your paper, but you will be charged differently, depending on your choice.
Many faculty development centers have resources for instructors on working with ESL writers. Here are some of our favorites:
Paltridge, B., & Starfield, S. (2007). Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language: A handbook for supervisors. London and New York: Routledge.
Here’s one exercise you can do: Start writing a sentence on the board. Let them yell out a verb and noun to help construct the sentence as you’re going. Once constructed and in view, deconstruct it, together. Analyze the reasons behind, for example, the adjective being placed in front of the noun or the verb behind.
Each lesson can incorporate a new topic and writing style for them to learn. For example:
Agreed Boris. Hence why I have enough common sense not to attempt to write for the Spanish language market.
Another hard truth is that all of us, even native English speakers, need editors. If you want to earn from your writing in whatever language, you need an editor. No two ways about it.