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Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults
2022 Nov 28

Intermediate ‘Book Club’ readers

covers of new book club ESL readers in pdf format

I promised that my next post would be about the new Book Club reading books – but only the pdf versions are ready (there’s been a hold-up with the printing of the library readers). However, I’ve decided to announce them now, before the end of the year, so that if you’re working with Intermediate learners next year, you can at … Continue reading

2022 Aug 10

Book reviews: receiving, writing, teaching…

Doing a happy dance over a review of two of my word search books in the TESOLANZ news. (That’s TESOL Aotearoa New Zealand, of course.) It’s a delightful review and so nice to have, but it also reminded me of just how invaluable the newsletters and journals from our professional bodies are – and how democratic! My word puzzle fun (Easy … Continue reading

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

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