The Book Next Door
Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults

It’s always exciting to get good reviews, and in the December WATESOL newsletter, reviewer Samantha describes The Coat and Can You Keep a Secret? as “Two Great Reads”:     [box] …two interesting and exciting short stories with a twist at the end for adult learners of English as a second language. The stories, both set in Australia, carry along at … 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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