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English for Non-Native Professionals

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar is open to California Library Staff only. Register to attend live, or visit the CALL Academy one week after delivery for a recording.

English for Non-native Writers helps business professionals with a sound approach to writing effective business documents in Standard English. This webinar lays a foundation to help non-native speakers of any language to strengthen their basic English skills. It covers a full range of do’s and don’ts in grammar, style, and linguistic etiquette.

As a bonus, Phil will lead you through a flash quiz to test your ability in remedying poor sentence structure, word choice, and punctuation.

Attending this webinar will enable you to:

  • Identify the most common writing errors.
  • Construct sentences for maximum clarity.
  • Employ linguistic etiquette as the situation dictates.
  • Use tricky words and expressions properly.

Philip Vassallo~Biography

Philip Vassallo, Ed.D., has designed, delivered, and supervised communication training programs for more than 20,000 executive, managerial, supervisory, administrative, and technical professionals internationally over the past three decades. Many of his students are non-native professionals skilled in their profession but struggling with English language issues.

He is the author of the books How to Write Fast Under Pressure, The Art of E-mail Writing, and The Art of On-the-Job Writing. He has edited major reports for the US government, City of New York, and the corporate world. He also writes the blog Words on the Line, which offers practical tips for developing writers. Dr. Vassallo holds a doctorate in educational theory and has taught internationally, recently as a faculty member of the Beijing International MBA program.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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