ESOL reviews and reviewing
A new review of Workwise English Quizzes and some thoughts on reviewing ESOLresources… Continue reading
Workwise English Puzzles: one more review!
I know – my last post was a review of Workwise English Puzzles – and now, here’s another. This time it’s the WATESOL Newsletter (October 2018), where Eva Law-Davis has written about Workwise English Puzzles, and I have some more ‘hooray’ thoughts: Not just SEE and AMEP… My first big ‘hooray’ is that she can see the value for EALD … Continue reading
The Language Centre bookshop: now in North Perth!
There’s a sign ready to go up at Annie Folk’s new North Perth bookshop, “The Language Centre: Serving Perth since 1982.” That’s a lot of book-selling experience. I interviewed Annie back in 2013, but in 2014 she had to close down her Leederville bookshop (and go online only) with a month’s notice, when the premises were sold. She also had to … Continue reading
Explaining ESL Extras: a video experiment
Can video offer a quick introduction when you can’t get to an ESL bookstore? I often get questions from teachers and volunteer tutors about the ESL Extras readers: I’m nowhere near a bookshop – what do the books look like? How do you use them? What are the levels, exactly? What’s this ‘Beginner B’? How does your prelim ‘literacy’ reader work? … Continue reading
A new review of ESL Extras
I just got permission to share two book reviews from QATESOL, for Maybe Next Year and Six Stories from Hope Street. Thanks so much to the reviewers, Mary Tibben and Su Murgatroyd, for the time they spent on this – and to QATESOL. Reviews are so important: they alert teachers and librarians to new materials, or remind them of who … Continue reading