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Kenneth Beare

Kenneth Beare - Guide to English as a Second Language

By Kenneth Beare

    There are a wide variety of English learning resources on this site especially designed for English as a Second Language or English as a Foreign Language learners and teachers. Please refer to the suggestions and FAQ below to get started using the site. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact me and I'll do my best to help out with your English learning or English teaching questions.

    Getting Started

    Beginning English learners should start with the 25 lesson basic English section.

    Continue to Learn English

    English learners can find help in categories such as grammar, reading, listening, speaking and more by visiting the following resource pages:

    Teaching English

    TEFL and TESOL teachers will find a wide range of materials including ready-to-go lesson plans which can also be printed for in-class use. English teachers will also find a wide range of resources on ESL / EFL teaching technique, TEFL / TESOL employment resources, and more.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. Can I use these resources in classes I teach?

    All resources on the site can be printed for use in individual classes. If you would like to reprint these materials for publication, please use the reprint form. Most interactive quizzes also have a printable quiz page which you can find listed in the ESL printables category.

    Q. Do I get a certificate if I use the resources on this site?

    All resources on the site are intended for self-study purposes. There are a number of e-mail courses, as well as self-guided, step-by-step English learner resources on the site, but there is no certification provided.

    Q. Can you correct my homework?

    Due to the large number of visitors to the site, I am unable to correct individual homework. If you need your work corrected, feel free to use the ESL Forum where you will find many experienced teachers willing to help.

    Q. How do I listen to recordings on certain pages?

    There are a number of pages which include listening links. Generally, your computer should play these files without a problem. However, there are some files in an older format which requires the Real Player which you can download for free.

    Q. How can I get help with pronunciation?

    You can find pronunciation resources in the speaking and pronunciation category.

    Q. What's the best way to study English?

    This guide on how to study English should help you improve your English study habits.

    Q. Where can I find resources for business English or other types of job related English?

    There are extensive resources such as vocabulary help, job-specific dialogues, etc. in the English for work section of the site.

    Q. I'm not an English teacher, but I'd like to help out as a volunteer. Can you help?

    First and foremost: Yes!! Many native and fluent English speakers help out with English as a Second Language programs, and are in great demand. This guide to teaching English for non-professionals should get you started on providing your valuable help to local ESL programs. You might also want to take the eight week teaching ESL/EFL e-mail course dedicated to the basics of teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language.

    If you would like to get in touch to send comments, suggest English learning sites and resources, or discuss other English learning issues not covered in this introduction, please email me at esl@aboutguide.com

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