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Resources for Non-native Speakers of English

Provides many resources about science writing for non-native English speakers in its extensive resource library. Topics include grammar, writing papers for scientific journals, and responding to journal editors and reviewers.  

Scientific English as a Foreign Language
Gives English language lessons developed by native English-speaking researchers. Most lessons explain English grammar concepts or differences between commonly confused words.  

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) for Students of English as a Second Language
Explains parts of speech, has grammar exercises, and introduces the concept of workplace writing. The site links to the extensive resources of the OWL program.
Includes an English grammar glossary and lists of English idioms, irregular English verbs, and English phrasal verbs. The site includes quizzes and tests and forums.  

One Look Dictionary Search
Searches multiple dictionaries at once, including general, medical, science, and other specialized dictionaries.  

The Idiom Connection
Provides lists of idioms and their explanations organized by alphabet and by subject.  

Presentation Tips for Non-native Speakers

Offers presentation tips for non-native speakers and gives sample slide presentations (from Science Careers [Science]).     

Updated August 2011
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