Teaching and writing materials for migrant learners in Australia
2019 Jul 03

Workwise English Quizzes: some more ‘extra’ English

Cover for Workwise English Quizzes

Workwise English Quizzes: mp4 videos on USB The latest ‘ESL Extras’ product isn’t a book – it’s Workwise English Quizzes. This is a set of 20 short quizzes – created as Keynote slideshows, then saved as mp4 videos. The questions all have a ‘workwise’ context, though they’re also ‘useful English’ for any new arrival. To give students enough reading and discussion … Continue reading

Helga Burry with her new book: Let's Connect: An Australian ESL Grammar Workbook Book 2

Back in 2016, I talked to Helga Burry about her first book: Let’s Connect: An Australian ESL Grammar Workbook.  It’s been a little wait, but at last, Let’s Connect: Book 2 has just come out, so I thought I’d interview Helga and ask her about the new book. (Full disclosure: I saw a draft during her writing process, but only saw … Continue reading

2019 Jan 28

Reading for ‘fun’ – and some free-for-now e-books

Summer reading special

Summer reading special – until 28 Feb, three ESL Easy-Read e-books are free to download – and I’ve just finished some Book Club questions. Continue reading

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

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