Teaching and writing materials for migrant learners in Australia
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

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

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