English as a Second Language Podcasts

The 10 Most Common ESL Mistakes

Let's give credit where credit is due: Being an English as a Second Language (ESL) student is tough. You must learn new material in your field of study while also learning another language. Sometimes, you may sit through classes that you do not fully understand, which can affect your ESL writing. In addition, the requirement to write papers in a language that is not your first language (and may even be your third or fourth) is daunting. Kudos to all ESL students! In this podcast, we highlight the 10 most common ESL mistakes we’ve encountered in ESL academic writing. Continued...


How to Write a Book Proposal

How does one go about writing a book proposal? Writing a book proposal can be tricky. In this podcast, the editors at Scribendi.com explain what a book proposal is and offer tips on how to write a book proposal for fiction. Continued...


Plural Possessives: Does that little apostrophe get you every time?

Do you struggle with plural possessives? If so, don't feel bad; you're not alone! Knowing when and where to add the apostrophe to possessives can be tricky. Further complicating matters is that the correct usage sometimes looks and sounds wrong. We hope that by the end of this podcast, you'll have a better grasp of plural possessives and how and when to use them. In this podcast, our editors discuss plural possessives and how to use them correctly. Continued...


Ligatures: A Guide to their Proper and Improper Use

In writing, including fiction writing and typography, a ligature is two or more graphemes that are joined to make a single glyph. More simply put, a ligature is a single character that is created by joining multiple characters. In this podcast, our editors will explain what a ligature is and how to use one correctly. Continued...


Are Exclamation Marks Getting You Down?

Exclamation marks are one of the most controversial pieces of punctuation in the English language. In this podcast, our editors explain how and when using exclamation marks is correct. Continued...


Steps to Writing a Great Persuasive Essay

Have you been assigned a persuasive essay to write, but aren't sure where to begin? Listen to this podcast to learn what a persuasive essay is and how to write one. Continued...



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