Teaching and writing materials for migrant learners in Australia
2022 Oct 28

An interview with myself: Dementia-friendly books

Covers of Dementia-friendly titles from Unforgettable Notes

Today I’m going to interview myself wearing my ‘other hat’!  I usually post about English language resources, but today I thought I’d write about my other personal passion project, in case you’ve seen the Unforgettable Notes page on my website and wondered what that’s all about… So Clare, who or what is Unforgettable Notes? That’s the pen-name I chose when … Continue reading

2022 Sep 05

Sing with me stories from Urban Lyrebirds

Carmel Davies and Sharon Duff from Urban Lyrebirds with their new books

Have you seen the new reading books from Urban Lyrebirds, by Carmel Davies and Sharon Duff?  These are the Sing with me stories, a series of 10 reading books, matched to the Sing with me! 1 songs and workbooks. They’re available in paperback and pdf versions, with audio online. Each story is at two levels in the one book, (that’s … Continue reading

2022 Jun 27

My Busy Day: talking with ELT writer Bernard Miles

Bernard Miles with his new resource for beginner ESL students

You’ll know Bernard Miles from his ‘English Express’ workbook and website. His latest resource, ‘My Busy Day’ , is also for beginners, and it’s all about different jobs. When I tried ‘The Barista’ in my Course in EAL class, it was a perfect level! While some words were completely new for learners (like customer, serve, wipe), they picked them up really … Continue reading

2022 Mar 16

ESL Reads for young adult learners: an interview with Lauren Piovesan

Lauren Piosevan with her new reading books

New reading books for English language learners! This time they’re digital, ready-to-print books for young adult learners of English, based on author Lauren Piovesan’s work with low literacy, refugee background learners in schools. She’s also been an AMEP volunteer tutor, and you can see her awareness of issues that learners face in her books at eslreads.com Lauren, tell us what … Continue reading

2021 Oct 20

NEW Australian resources: English Express Beginner Workbook!

Bernard Miles new ESOL resource English Express beginner workbook

I was excited to hear that Bernard Miles had finished his English Express Beginner Workbook – and that it’s in eBook format, printable, but also ready for any teaching online that we may ever have to do. It’s so gloriously visual and even comes with animated videos. (I can’t imagine how much work that has been.) I asked Bernard to … Continue reading

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