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Episode 12: High-Flex Adult English Language Classes with Joy Lehman and Kristi Weisenburger

In this episode, Jayme is joined by Joy Lehman and Kristi Weisenburger, English language teachers at the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching high-flex adult English language classes.

This series has been developed specifically for Adult ESL teachers in the US and refers to course titles that may not be available in every country. Please check with your local Oxford University Press office about title availability.

Oxford Adult ESL podcastVisit oup.com/elt/LoveAdultESL for more useful resources.


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All The Lesson Ideas For Graded Readers You’ll Ever Need!

All The Lesson Ideas For Graded Readers You'll Ever Need: books fanned out in a geometric patternIn this blog, I have provided some lesson ideas as examples of how graded readers might be used in the classroom. There are four sections – ideas for reading the story, exploring the cultural/historical setting, discussing social themes, and additional tasks to be used as suggested follow-up activities or projects. All of these are for the purpose of sparking your creativity and to show how readings texts can be a springboard into many other interesting topics and activities. Continue reading


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Episode 11: Library Literacy Programs with Rebecca Barker

In this episode, Jayme is joined by Rebecca Barker, Programs Officer at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. They discuss how library and community literacy programs are continuing to pivot to meet the changing needs of their communities and learners.

This series has been developed specifically for Adult ESL teachers in the US and refers to course titles that may not be available in every country. Please check with your local Oxford University Press office about title availability.

Oxford Adult ESL podcastVisit oup.com/elt/LoveAdultESL for more useful resources.


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How To Turn Reading Into A Habit

A selection of Oxford University Press graded readersHow useful is extensive reading?

My best student ever was called Anne. I taught her for about three years. She was a very enthusiastic student, though she rarely did what I set as homework. She did read books though. A lot of them. About two books a week in fact. Anna took her Cambridge Proficiency exams at the age of 14. She got an ‘A’. Anna is now an English Language teacher herself. Make no mistake – extensive reading works. Continue reading


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Birthday Activities For English Language Learning

Birthday Activities For English Language LearningFun fact: Did you know the King of England has two birthdays? His actual birthday is on the 14th of November, but he also has an official birthday in June

Party planners prepare! We’ve created some fun birthday activities that you can use year-round for celebration-related vocabulary and grammar! From vocabulary matching to party planning, we’ve got birthday activities for all ages. Get your students in the party mood! Continue reading