It’s been a long time since I wrote the last article. On italki [ https://www.italki.com/article/1369/The-Four-Elements-Of-English ] we managed to track up over 42,000 views and 450 thumbs-ups. The article dealt with improving your English language through the targeted improvement of the four elements.
- Reading (input)
- Writing (output)
- Listening (input)
- Speaking (output)
The general idea was that you need to work on four aspects simultaneously. It’s not that hard.
This is just a brief note to let readers that I’ll be reviewing my past articles posted on www.speakproperenglish.com
So basically, I’m reviewing old articles – a task long overdue!
The focus, especially in the early days was a rant and rave about English language fail points. It has since evolved. It’s now a mission to work with clients around the world on how to improve their performance using the English language.
Accordingly, I’ll be looking back at the articles and republishing the content with the angle being to point out how the writing could have improved. Full disclosure: the critique (ok, criticism) was always aimed at native speakers of the language. Their use of the language affects others reading the work. In the teaching profession, we often rely on “realia” to help students. Imagine the damage if menus and signage suggested as an appropriate source of English language turned out to be misleading. What a shame.
Anyway, look out for revisions on www.speakproperenglish.com over the coming weeks.