Writing a dissertation or major academic paper can be an overwhelming task for even the most confident wordsmiths. For writers whose second language is English, the process can be even more daunting — besides content, they must also worry about proper English word usage, syntax, and context.
Ironically, even having a native English-speaking friend review the piece may not help unless that speaker is also familiar with the writer’s first language and can understand how the writer processes words.
SLI Intensive English Programs will be able to help the English as a Second Language writer. For example, our teachers know and understand the types of errors a non-native speaker of English may make. They are able to assist ESL writers in producing grammatically correct and idiomatically understandable English prose.