The English language is being used everywhere. Just look around you see and hear it on television, it’s used in the business world from the blue-collar worker on up to the Presidents and CEO’s of major corporations. Students use it as they learn to read and write in the English language. The world is a small place and getting smaller and English is the language of the world, the global language of this new global community.

When learning any new language, there are four aspects to be considered. These are listening, reading, speaking and writing. When it comes to reading, speaking and listening it’s fairly easy as far as English is concerned, however the writing part that most people usually find very daunting. We fear writing so we automatically put a mental block up because you think it will be tough. The truth is that you’ve been writing in one form or another since you were first in school and probably before. There is nothing to fear, we are here to help you learn English writing and make it easy for you. Before too long you will be using your new English writing skills with confidence and style.

There are some things that you will need to keep in mind when learning English writing, like when writing is the best to use, when it is an effective communication skill, when visiting another country and a number of other reasons. Every person and business uses writing in order to conduct business. Business offices, banks, lenders, government offices and individuals all communicate through writing therefore it is imperative that you know how to correspond efficiently and successfully in English.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before you begin to type or write:

1. When writing to business professionals it is best to stick to the point, simple and clear and be formal where necessary. Avoid slang words and colloquialisms. Also make sure that you are writing in the style that fits the reader of the missive.

2. Be careful and sure of what you write, as the written word cannot be recalled. Even the most minor of errors can leave a lasting impression.
3. When writing to family members, friends, children etcetera, then it is appropriate to be less formal, however you should still avoid the use of slang words, abbreviations and symbols as many people find them to be an irritation.

4. People like to see their name in print, that is of course if it is spelled the correct way. So take care that you do not make any mistakes with the spelling of names, especially if the letter is to a client or employer.

5. It is best to keep the sentences short. Long sentences can run on and cause you to lose your point; they can also become boring and put your reader to sleep.

Keep in mind that in order to communicate in today’s global community you need to learn effective English writing skills. It can be hard and will take practice, however you will be glad that you persevered and learned this great communication skill.

Author's Bio: 

Maysaa has been an English teacher for over 20 years, beginning in her native country, and now in Abu Dhabi. She has worked with all levels of learning, both beginning and advanced, and with children as well as adults. Her site has lots of resources for English learners of all ages and level of learning. Lots of games and activities, with tips on how to become more proficient in English.