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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

Building English Language Confidence in Children

Every classroom group is different. Try any or all of these suggestions and adapt them to your style of teaching. If they help even one student in your classroom to feel more confident, then any changes you have made have been worthwhile. Continue reading

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ESL Grammar Practice Questions – The Conditional

Conditional sentences can be tricky for the ESL student. People will understand you if you use the conditional incorrectly, but those who master it, speak with real polish. Continue reading

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Motivating Young Children During Difficult or Boring Subjects

If you are teaching specific sounds or rhyming words, make up or use a program that offers meaningful examples of what you are teaching. Use examples that are fun so the children can enjoy repeating them. They will learn if they are enjoying the lesson. Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 4

In this four part mystery video, there are all kinds of secrets in this old manor house. To solve the mysterious murders, the detective must find these secrets. Continue reading

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Developing Listening Comprehension in Children

When children learn their first language they are often responding to their parent’s language in an active way. Their response frequently includes both physical action and verbal understanding. Continue reading

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Motivating the Children’s First ESL Lesson of the Day

You are ready for them to begin their first lesson of the day. This is their best learning time. Continue reading

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Manor House Secrets Video – Part 3

What started as a party at the old manor house turns tragic. This is part 3 of a 4 part series.

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BLOG INDEX

We have a large number of ESL blogs containing a wealth of information about esl teaching, esl activities and many other aspects of English as a second language. Continue reading

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Introducing Frequency or Mid-Sentence Adverbs

Adverbs tell us more about the verb – they refer to how often something happens. Continue reading

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Play and Win ESL Bingo Games

All students, young and old, love games and everyone, no matter where they live, loves to win! Continue reading

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