Teaching and writing materials for migrant learners in Australia
Picture of Anita and Natalie, with a copy of 'Kim Loves LIfe'

Natalie Nawrocki is another ESL teacher-and-writer; when I first met her at a conference, she said she was ‘working on something’. I now know that the ‘something’ was Kim Loves Life, a free-to-download reader and workbook, available on the Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services (DC&ES) website. Kim Loves Life was ‘inspired by one woman’s experience of breast cancer and getting treatment’. … Continue reading

2018 Feb 26

Workwise English Puzzles: looking at ‘workwise’ language

Box of Workwise English Puzzles

It took a year to produce, but finally Workwise English Puzzles is out and available in language bookshops! Like Extra Easy Puzzles, this book stemmed from my wish to create the kind of puzzles you might find in magazines. However, this time, I wanted to acknowledge the pre-employment English focus for so many of our lower intermediate to intermediate learners. … Continue reading

Danger Strong Current sign

Not long ago I talked to Hazel Davidson, about her new EAL resource from Sugarbag on Damper, The Sea, in the sea, on the sea, at the seaside. I wanted to do a list of beach safety resources, discovered that AusELT already had one on their site, and let the thought lapse until I saw a recent tragic drowning story… well, … Continue reading

2017 Dec 07

Living well with Hepatitis B: a chat with Elene Claire

Elene Claire with the new resource, Living Well with Hepatitis B

I didn’t even know about this new ESOL resource set, Living Well with Hepatitis B, until I saw it at the recent QATESOL/QCAL conference – in fact I chose it when I won a door prize! I always love ELT readers, and the one in this set is very charming, with four short stories about people with Hepatitis B – … Continue reading

Diane Philipson, with Oz Phonics

Today I’m talking to Diane Philipson, the content writer behind Oz Phonics, and Steve Cossey, the app manager/developer.  If you teach pre-literacy or early literacy ESOL learners – and have access to iPads – you may have used OzPhonics as another way to review simple sound-to-spelling patterns. I’ve used the apps with adult learners, who like them a lot. I like … Continue reading

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