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Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults
2022 May 09

Super ESL Word Search: vocabulary fun

Cover of new ESL word search book, Super ESL Word Search

Book news! I have a new word search book out, this time at Pre-Intermediate level, with extra challenges. As you know from previous posts, I am obsessed with word puzzle books. I know these aren’t everyone’s thing, but when I see displays in the newsagent, or puzzle books in the lunchroom, I wish I could offer a simplified version to … Continue reading

2022 Jan 05

Digital ESL Extras now available!

Finally, the ESL Extras reading and puzzle book Teacher’s Guides are now available in downloadable pdf and mp3 licensed format. A big shout-out to Bernard Miles (from English Express), whose work inspired me to get this done, and to the UK librarian who asked for digital versions, making me realise I might have a bigger market than Australasia. Thank you! … Continue reading

2020 Aug 18

Phonics for ESOL adults on YouTube

If you have high-oracy, no-literacy ESOL learners who’d like to try these Phonics for Adults videos, they’re now on YouTube. Continue reading

2020 Jul 22

ESOL reviews and reviewing

ESOL reviews and reviewing - a new review of Workwise English Quizzes

A new review of Workwise English Quizzes and some thoughts on reviewing ESOLresources… Continue reading

2020 Jun 01

A new ESL puzzle book

Teachers Pay Teachers printable version of ESL Word Search Plus: Post-Beginner

Announcing the arrival of ESL Word Search Plus: Post-Beginner: another printable English Language resource that can be used for independent language reinforcement, as an extra challenge, or as a fun family activity. (It’s aimed at adults and young adults, in terms of the ‘look’ and the vocab it covers, but I know many of my students have children who love to … Continue reading

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