Writing in English as a Foreign Language with Jana Bianchi and Diogo Ramos


September 10, 2022

Time (US Pacific):

10:00 am


A workshop for authors struggling to overcome challenges posed by the language barrier.


In this workshop, Jana Bianchi and Diogo Ramos, Brazilian writers and editors who have Portuguese as their first language but write fiction in English, will explore the bumpy road of writing in English as a foreign language. Using examples from their own work and experience, they will explore recurrent obstacles like vocabulary range, false cognates, untranslatable words, idioms, collocations, grammar, and punctuation, among others. They’ll also share tools and tips for overcoming them and help writers to gain confidence in writing in English.


For writers of all levels. No advance preparation is required.


Limited free registration: We offer a percentage of seats in every class to People of the Global Majority (African, Asian, Black, Latina/o/x, Middle Eastern, Indigenous, Pacific Islander, and or, have been racialized as ‘ethnic minorities’) for free, regardless of financial need. Interested, eligible folks should send an email to info@clarionwest.org with this class title as the subject line. Include your full name and the best way to contact you in the email For more information, see our equity and inclusion policies.

Discount Codes: Additionally, you may use either of the two discount codes to receive reduced pricing in this class:

  • PGMEFL50 for 50% discount on tuition for this class
  • PGMEFL75 for a 75% discount on tuition for this class.

The Supporting Tuition rate is shown for each class or workshop for folks who are able to pay it. Paying the Supporting Tuition rate enables us to continue to pay our staff and instructors equitably as well as support access to classes for others who may be in a different situation. 

For folks who are under more limited economic circumstances, no matter your background, we offer a discount code for reduced pricing: CWDISCOUNTS4WRITERS. If this will help you take the class, you are invited to use this code for a 26% discount on all online classes and workshops. For more information about when to use this discount, please see our financial aid policies.

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Total Seats: 30 (8 Left:)

Event Schedule Details

  • September 10, 2022 10:00 am   -   12:00 pm
  • September 11, 2022 10:00 am   -   12:00 pm
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