Writing & Languages

Sharpen Your Communication Skills

Good verbal and interpersonal communication skills are important to potential employers. Job-seekers who can communicate and work as a team get jobs!


OWL – Online Writing Lab – Purdue University provides over 200 free online writing resources for students, parents, English as a Second Language learners, and professional writers. Topics of interest include assistance in creating an effective resume and cover letter, and a section on writing for the workplace.

Word2Word– Word2Word provides links to a variety of websites that offer free classes in language instruction, including the common (French, Spanish, Italian) to the uncommon (Croatian, Thai, Vietnamese).

Meriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus  This the official site for Meriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus. It's the best way to search for Words, spelling, definitions, and usage. Use the Thesaurus to use different words that add interest to your resume and cover letters.

BBC Languages – The British Broadcasting Corporation offers online instruction in a variety of popular languages, including French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. Learners can move at their own pace. 

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Many employers are looking for multi-lingual employees.

Communication skills spells "Jobs."