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About brian_mu8dft39

Successful ESL was created out of our first company, Learning English With Laughter which began in 1990 when we, George and Daisy Stocker, traveled to the historic city of Karlovy Vary in Czechoslovakia, to teach English in a private language school. Communism was over and the people were embarking along the road to democracy. There were hundreds of students eager to learn the English Language, but suitable textbooks were non-existent. Consequently, we wrote as we taught, making countless revisions as we listened to the students' special needs. Upon returning to our home in Victoria, Canada, we have adapted the Teen-adult Series to meet the cultural needs of students in a number of different countries. A variety of adaptations have been achieved through contacts with many countries. Thousands of students have encouraged us to use a conversational approach to English that stresses communication in a variety of everyday situations. See our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Successful-ESL-Ltd/322661351104350

Monkey Business Video

This short video will provide enjoyment while practicing English

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A Fun Way to Deal With Prepositions

If you can get your esl students participating in an activity that has them using English grammar in everyday situations, they will learn quickly and remember what they learned. Continue reading

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ESL Student Teachers Ready to Start their First Job

You have arrived at the location of your new English second language teaching position. Your first class of teens and adults begins tomorrow morning. You’re feeling nervous, excited and a little overwhelmed by your new surroundings. Continue reading

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Verb Tense Review

English Students and teachers often want to review the verb tenses. Continue reading

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Strange Events at a Night at the Bar

Two men meet at a bar and strange events occur. Continue reading

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ESL Practice Questions – Future Progressive Tense – Arctic Balloon Expedition – Part 5

This article reviews the future progressive tense and provides practice questions for students. A video of Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg’s adventures is provided to add interest to an otherwise dull subject. Continue reading

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ESL Practice Questions –Simple Future Tense – Andrée Arctic Balloon Expedition – Part 4

If you are a student you may wish to practice your English grammar. This blog provides several exercises that will allow you to review the simple future tense. If you have a minute, try them now.

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Suggestions for Making ESL Children New to Computers Aware of Internet Dangers

Young people are very vulnerable if they have no knowledge of the very real dangers that are a part of using a computer online. Continue reading

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English Second Language Storybooks Spark a Student’s Imagination

The storybooks a teacher uses may be a part of the curriculum or they may be supplementary. Continue reading

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ESL Grammar Practice Questions – The Conditional Video

This video gives many practical examples of the use of

Conditional Sentences, while telling an interesting old story.

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