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Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults
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

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

2014 Jun 09

Another new ESL Easy Read ebook: The English Chip

Many teachers joke with their learners about a ‘magic’, instant way to learn a language. If only we could offer them an English pill, or maybe an electronic English Chip … The English Chip is the story of ‘Charlie’ (not his real name!). He’s in Australia, studying English, but English is so hard. He just wants to have fun, not to … Continue reading

2014 Jun 09

New ESL Easy Read ebook: Australian History

A Lady’s Visit to the Gold Diggings of Australia in 1852-53 is an engaging and fascinating book, and was a best-seller in its day. Ellen Clacy was only 21 when she and her brother travelled from England to the goldfields of Victoria, to seek their fortunes – and this is the story of their travels, complete with tales of being … Continue reading

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