Teaching and writing materials for migrant learners in Australia

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Are you learning English in Australia? (Or maybe planning to come to Australia?)

This page has some links and suggestions for ways to improve your English. I’m still working on it, so check back soon!

Online English: You probably know about the huge range of English programs at the Australia Network. Start with Living English if you’re a beginner.

There’s a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called MOOEC (Massive Open Online English Course).

Do you want to improve your reading? Try the beginner level readers free online from North Metropolitan TAFE, in Perth.  Titles are: Bad Hair Day, A Snag Free Barbie, A Day to Remember, and Learner Driver (all by Karen Barber). There’s audio, so you can listen as you read. You can also read one of her Carly and Kumar stories online (just scroll to the bottom of the page).

Your local language bookshop can help advise you on great books, CDs and dictionaries – but if you can’t afford to buy everything you’d like, or want to try before you buy, ask your local council library if they have it, or can get it on interlibrary loan…. No cost!

Do you want to improve your writing? I have some writing tips (for intermediate learners) at my writing friend Elizabeth’s website.

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