what you need to invest are hollywood movies that you should enjoy.
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This is mostly for those who do not speak English as a first language, or those who wish to improve their grammar skills beyond the norm...would you invest in grammar lessons or information products?
This is a question I ask because I'm considering producing workbooks geared towards those wanting to improve their grammar. While my main target is freelance writers wanting to make more money, I also want to target the general public.
Please let me know what you think about this idea. Honestly.
Corey, perhaps we should talk, even if you are too busy to take on additional writing assignments. I own an English academy here in Spain, currently employing 4 teachers with students ranging from beginner to advanced, and will soon be producing course work for tourism and retail.
We may be able to help each other.
I would not as my Grammar is quite decent enough. But what country would you be targeting? US/UK? don't they have 'English' as a subject where grammar is taught?
As far as my education is concerned, i had to study 'English' as a compulsory subject till the 12th grade so there's no question of learning further, but still I see many who struggle and still can't master it.
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As far as the UK/USA question goes - American schools are notorious for not being the best schools on the planet due to the concern for test scores. I know that if I hadn't liked reading, my grammar would probably suck. Grammar wasn't pounded into us until about 9th grade, when it would affect most people's grades and when it is mostly too late to fix it using conventional teaching.
I have no thoughts on the UK schools as I don't live in the UK, and even if I did, British English and American English have grammatical variations. Were I to target the UK, I'd have to hire someone as a consultant.
Grammar is hard, and people who teach it often make it harder. However, I'm not proposing conventional or "boring" teaching. Even I can doze off when doing worksheets for class. That is why these lessons have to be beneficial, simple, informative, and entertaining.As far as my education is concerned, i had to study 'English' as a compulsory subject till the 12th grade so there's no question of learning further, but still I see many who struggle and still can't master it.
I kind of want to be a stickler and pick apart your first sentence. "quite decent enough" is excessive so you can just say "quite decent" or "decent enough" or even just "decent." That was just for fun. Also you missed a comma in your third sentence.
I am just messing with you.
Many freelancers calling themselves "writers" need this. But I'm afraid they are not fully aware of that
How do you plan on monetizing the content? Or do you plan on selling the lessons?
It seemed that most of the English lessons were geared toward tourism. I knew some students studying at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Most of them had some sort of job with tourism. There didn't seem to be a much focus on business.
I think its a good idea. My grammar can suck sometimes when I am just writing and not paying attention.
If you haven't took the odesk tests yet for English and grammar you will be surprised what you score. Those tests are ridicules.
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