“Wonderful materials for
English language learners!”
— ESL teacher, Nashville, USA
ESOL teachers are always looking for additional resource to supplement a traditional textbook or scheme of work. These materials provide fun ways consolidating and expanding key language learning skills.
ESOL ePacks contain English language digital teaching resources linked by theme &/or level. Materials include text & audio files, worksheets, teaching notes & lesson suggestions. There are also learning activities (with answers) and extension materials.
A link to a Google Drive folder gives access to all the relevant files. Most are in Google Doc formats but can be downloaded as Word files, Powerpoints or PDFs. Audio files are typically MP3 & MP4 for use online or in the classroom.
Files are designed for flexible usage. For example, you can present a listening comprehension in the classroom and/or allow your students to link to it individually.
Resources are family friendly. Controversial subjects are generally avoided and there are parental warnings where content might be unsuitable for younger children.
Materials are broadly divided into three levels:
Easy Start (elementary to pre-intermediate)
Higher (upper intermediate to advanced)
Kieran McGovern writes graded reading materials for English language learners. These include original stories like Love by Design (Macmillan Readers) & simplified versions of classics like Washington Square (OUP).
Three of Kieran's titles were singled out for their ‘particular excellence’ in Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom (CUP) where he was described as being 'amongst the best writers of language learner materials in English'.
Kieran runs his own blog called English Language FAQs and has posted regularly for OUP Global, Macmillan ELT & the BBC World Service. He is also active on Twitter @eslreading and July 2014 was selected for the List of Essential TESOL Twitters.
Please feel free to try-out samples from teaching packs with your classes. Feedback would be much appreciated