Learning to spell for adults and mature learnersJump to navigation. Not all adults have perfect spelling skills. In fact, many have developed bad spelling habits over the years. This is even more so the case today given the nature of communication on social media networks and mobile texting. Abbreviations are rampant in order to save space in posts and message chains and people ignore English capitalization and punctuation rules. And while spelling is only one aspect of productive language knowledge, it tends to be a rather obvious one.
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For centuries, there has been a movement to reform the spelling of English. It seeks to change English spelling so that it is more consistent, matches pronunciation better, and follows the alphabetic principle. Reform proposals vary in terms of the depth of the linguistic changes and by the ways they are implemented. In terms of writing systems, most spelling reform proposals are moderate; they use the traditional English alphabet , try to maintain the familiar shapes of words, and try to maintain common conventions such as silent e. More radical proposals involve adding or removing letters or symbols, or even creating new alphabets. Some reformers prefer a gradual change implemented in stages, while others favor an immediate and total reform for all.
With so many words from different cultures and languages, learning to spell in English can sometimes seem too difficult! You just have to know where to start. But if you think you only need to write in school , think again! We write emails to friends and at work. We send out invitations. We write reports.