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Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults
2019 Oct 21

Using ‘My Job is the Best’: an interview with Betsey Drake

Photo of Betsey Drake with a copy of "My Job is the Best'

When I got an ‘out of the blue’ message from Betsey Drake, telling me her students had just finished reading My Job is the Best, I wanted to ask her about it. It’s always so good to hear from other teachers, and even better to hear about the ways they use their own creativity to add to resources. So here are … Continue reading

2019 Jul 03

Workwise English Quizzes: Now out!

Finally, after months of checking and tweaking, Workwise English Quizzes is out, and I thought I’d answer some common questions… Continue reading

2019 Jun 10

Workwise English Puzzles: A ‘Fine Print’ review

I’m almost ready to launch Workwise English Quizzes, but my goodness, everything takes longer than I expected… Meanwhile I have the excuse for a blog post, as I had a Fine Print review for Workwise English Puzzles. (Fine Print is the VALBEC journal – that’s the Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council.) I know not everyone worries about reviews, … Continue reading

2019 Jan 28

Free e-books: Book Club questions

Book Club graphic

Book Club questions for the ESL e-books The English Chip and Blood Kind (currently free to download until 28/02/2019) Continue reading

2019 Jan 21

Free e-books: Summer special

Cover of The English Chip

Three ebooks in the ESL Easy-Read series are free to download until February 28… Continue reading

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