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How do you Succeed as an ESL on



Hello friends, so long. Here we are again. Today I’ll speak or rather write about being an ESL (English as a Second Language)  speaker ( or is it writer)  on


Well, you must have come across those articles that require only native English speakers. If you are like me, the first thing you did was frown and almost shout, ‘Who said I cannot write good, standard English because I am an ESL?”. However, I pretty much understand the requesters. They are not really mean, all they need is high quality content. A low quality article is annoying by all standards, save for the poor grammar. Before you spew copious amounts of long words in vexation,  here is how to thrive (not survive):


(Note that it is rather easy)


1. Use the dictionary. It is free and it is on line. If anything it is the most updated of all printed versions you may have. For as long as you can access the Internet, you are home and dry.


2. Read, read and read. If your country has other variations of English, read the standard ones- American and British English. See how the natives use specific words. This way you build your vocabulary database and include it in your repertoire.


I tried to sound native. I am not. I am Kenyan, but I can communicate. So can you. All the best in your venture on


7 comments on “How do you Succeed as an ESL on

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  2. Stephen Muiruri
    December 17, 2013

    Awesome info. As a writer who has made it to the top of the list a couple of times, I would advice all of you out there to keep on writing. Even when you are getting rejections left and right, maybe you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. (only Kenyans get this ;). Even when you feel bored, try pushing and keep on learning from your own experience. I can assure you that you will feel at home on iWriter and establish a full time income for yourself.

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