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Kenneth Beare

Celebrating 15 Years at About.com

By October 23, 2012

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15 years ago today my site at About.com went live with an article on English idioms used in technology. Admittedly, a number of the idioms are rather dated as the internet has grown into something quite different from what is was in 1997. However, one thing hasn't changed and that's the usefulness of the internet to help people learn. Thank you to all the visitors to this site over the years. I'm looking forward to the next 15 years of helping out online with English learning and teaching.


October 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm
(1) Martha Barrera Gandica says:

Dear Sir: I’m an English teacher in Cúcuta, Colombia, South America.
I have owned an English institute for 21 years and my team and I have
done a great job with excellent results.
From the day I found you, (I don’t remember how many years), I have never changed you for any other site. I’ve use your advices, your techniques, sometimes feeling sorry I don’t have much time to investigate more.
I admire your dedication, your easy ways to explain the grammar, and I hope to enjoy your work for many more years.
Congrats on your 15th anniversary. Keep on the good work, so people
like me can enjoy using your great knowledge.
Thank you. Martha Barrera

October 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm
(2) Ken says:

Dear Martha,

Thank you very much indeed for such kind words! It’s an honor to be able to help so many learners, teachers and others around the world with English.

Kenneth Beare

October 24, 2012 at 9:44 am
(3) Martha Martínez says:

Dear Sir: Congratulations! I am a Cuban teacher who often follows your lessons. Would be possible to get some information about the terms and the grammar used in diplomatic documents?
Thanks in advance

October 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm
(4) Alessandro Brandăo says:

Hi Kenneth Beare,

I’ve been reading your articles since 2003. Great job you have done here, I wish you more and more success. I also run a website in Brazil, it’s name is English Experts. I know all the effort is necessary to keep a website updated.

Congratulations and long live to esl.about.com!

October 28, 2012 at 4:56 am
(5) Billie B says:

Great job!
Congratulations !

October 30, 2012 at 8:22 am
(6) Billgreen54 says:

Congrats Ken. Your articles are extremely useful. We use them often in Nikolaev Ukraine. Keep up the great work and good luck with the next 15.

October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am
(7) Jairo Sánchez says:

Congrats on your 15th Anniversary of this great page. I have enjoyed it all the time I log in, I have learned and I shared it with my students. Thanks a lot for being there all this time.

October 30, 2012 at 11:09 am
(8) Richard kearney says:

For the last 13 years you have been a big help to me .Thank you and about .com
Yours Truly,

a teacher of English not an English teacher

October 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm
(9) MAXIME says:

Great job for me !

I’m an English learner .
The different lessons sent to me through my email address , improved my English skills . please carry on to do so for us by sending other lessons.
Congratulations and have a good anniversary of 15 years .

October 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm
(10) Daniel Castillo Apolonio says:

Dear Kenneth:

I am very thankful for your wonderful site to improve our skills. I came from Chile, my career is business, you are doing a great job!!.

A big hug from Chile.

October 31, 2012 at 5:16 am
(11) Marina says:

dear Ken,
for your wonderful service on the web!
you are a real friend to me, as I like to spend an hour or so nearly every day on your pages.
I’m an Italian teacher in a training school for beauticians and hairdstylists, and sometimes for mechanics and plumbers as well!
I hope you’ll find time to add some dialogues on these specific subjects!
a huge hug full of love

October 31, 2012 at 8:58 am
(12) Ameneh Beigi says:

Dear Ken,

congratulation and i really appreciate u for sending us useful emails….

November 5, 2012 at 10:17 am
(13) Manjusha says:

Hello Kenneth

I absolutely like your work. I run an ESL site somewhat similar to yours. In fact, I have been following your site since the days I started working on my site. You have done a great job here. Thanks and all the best.

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