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writingWelcome to EnglishClub Writing for ESL learners, to help you learn the skill of writing in English.

Writing is the 4th of the four language skills, and usually the one that we learn last:

  1. Listening
  2. Speaking
  3. Reading
  4. Writing

What is Writing?

Answers to your questions at
Writing Help Forum
Essay Center

Writing Help for
College Application Essays

The ultimate course for students writing admissions essays in the college and graduate school application process.

The English Alphabet (Aa Bb Cc...)
Here is the English alphabet from Aa to Zz, in large and small letters.

Use of Large Letters (Capitals)
In English, we do not use capital letters very much. It is not correct or even polite to use a lot of capital letters in English. But there are times when capitals are important.

Spelling Rules
The following rules can help you to decode the mysteries of English spelling. But remember, even the best rules have their exceptions. This section includes spelling variations in English and American English.

Punctuation
Punctuation is the system of symbols (. , ! - : etc) that we use to separate sentences and parts of sentences, and to make their meaning clear. Here are the punctuation marks that we use in English.

Type

Writing Prompts
Practise various aspects of written English with prompts designed specially for English learners.

Six Common Mistakes In ESL Writing And How To Avoid Them

Sentence Variety
How to avoid writing boring sentences that all seem the same.

Peer Editing
Why you need a friend to help you check your own writing - and how s/he can do it.

What Is Plagiarism?
And how to avoid it!
Plagiarism is an illegal form of copying. It means taking another person's work (without asking) and calling it your own. Plagiarism is against the law in most nations.

Hyphenation
Where do we put the hyphen when we need to split a word?

quotemarkWhat is written without effort is read without pleasure.
Samuel Johnson

Creative Writing Forum
Add your own written work or read what other English learners are writing.

EnglishClub STAR Members
Improve your writing with MyEC!
Set up your own blog at MyEnglishClub. You'll have an instant audience of English learners and teachers from around the world. Use the tag #corrections to receive writing tips from advanced learners and teachers. Don't know what to blog? Take Tara's monthly writing challenge.

Writing Practice In Joe's Cafe
Write your ideas and thoughts on a variety of topics.

Writing In Joe's Cafe
Random thoughts and tips about writing in English.

English Writing Links

Chatting in English (article)

TOEFL Writing Practice

Start your own Blog on MyEnglishClub

How to learn English

Write your own English learning Contract

English is not Phonetic

Writing Business Letters

Sample Letters

Letter Writing (article)

7 Tips for Easy Email

Taking Minutes in a Meeting

Practise typing and spelling with Graded Dictations

Speaking versus Writing (article)

Write Answers to General Knowledge Questions - Worksheet

Describing Things - Worksheet

Gapfill exercises in Listen to News

Write about your Ideas in the Talking Point Forum

Write what you like about EnglishClub.com

Monthly Writing Challenges

I am sorry to write such a long letter. I didn't have time to write a short one.
Variously attributed to Mark Twain, Voltaire, Proust, Pliny the Younger...

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