Hi Geoff. Welcome to the English Experts.
The Forum is divided into sections, sort of. I will elaborate on some of them.Como eu digo isso em inglês
? (How to say it in English)
- basically to make questions about words and expressions we know in Portuguese and how to say/express them in English. People want a translation or an equivalent, or even something close to it.Tradução e Vocabulário
(Translation and Vocabulary in general)
Learners may get puzzled when they are find some chunks in pieces of texts, words with unexpected/unusual meanings and usages or just need to know in a different way. That
of an intermediary/advanced student´s point of view, or of an insighter (say, a native or somebody else that is in the know, living abroad etc.)Gramática da Língua Inglesa
(English Grammar) the place to ask and get answer with grammar points, exceptions to the rules, English usage etc. Where learners may come when they are at school times and may want a specific topic (the one that is making them think they are getting soft at the head! LOL)Correções de Textos
(Text writing and proofreading, texts to be edited etc), recently have been taken by storm by TOEFL and exam takers. Yet, it is a room to anyone that wish to try his/her hand at writing, and needs to know where his/her skills stands.
Generally, students that want submit their pieces to peer review or anyone´s review , to get suggestions on revision, edition, opinions about overall structure, unity, coherence...and all that jazz! I would venture to say, that is the place where the learners are getting less shy, so they don´t shy away when they just have discovered they make mistakes. Corrections are welcome. We generally make them and try to give some little explanation as why or how they made errors. On the others hand, we praise their efforts/improvements when we see them.
Sometimes an answer/comment is not understood, and is followed by a fresh question; so we use to do a follow-up reading of our posts. To see if there´s any such questions that require follow-up replies. Inglês falado
(Speaking English) - To those that want tips on spoken English, and about speaking skills and strategies. Also to the ones interested in pronounce, accents, and the views of experienced speakers, teachers etc.
Como aprender Inglês - How to learn English (Where people come for tips on English apprenticeship.)Off-topic
- generalities, amenities and pretty much everything else, there are interesting topics as well.
Including these, similar in nature, to the one you just posted.especificidades-da-correcao-textual-t36972.htmlcomo-fazer-traducao-quando-o-texto-inicial-pode-ter-erros-t37587.html
Generally everyone on the English Expert is so well behaved and interested in all things English. There´s no rule etched in stone, besides the ones here:como-utilizar-o-forum-f1.htmlnovidades-avisos-e-apresentacoes-f36.html
Just the rules of the house, like the ones of any Message Board or Forum out there, nothing out of the ordinary indeed. So, I bet that you quickly will feel at home. Again, welcome to the place.
Excuse my passable English, feel free to correct me, ever. Not just you, anyone.
See you around.