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Our list of resources for YOUR English-learning success is growing slowly. For example, several Movie Study Guides have been published (with more to come, as I move them from www.krigline.com/movies.htm). I’ve added info on the African-American Juneteenth holiday, as well as other holidays. English learners/teachers can also find resources I’ve used in class (“resources” > “for class”), you’ll find a page full of interesting links and a whole page of “Links for English-Learners.” In addition, I’ve posted a poem or two, and there is a helpful post about how to correctly punctuate when you type. You can find these resources using the menu above.
Though I rarely have time to update or tinker with this website, you never know when something new will appear. Besides, our “EFL English Corner” tip (at the bottom of this page) changes monthly, and I’m working on an “inspirational quote of the week” feature.
While you wait for me to find time to add more things, you can already find A LOT of useful resources and interesting photos at my old (antique?) website: www.krigline.com!
I’m also posting a blog for our friends and former students at http://wp.krigline.com/blog/
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If you are in China, thanks for your patience as pages take so long to load (they appear almost instantly elsewhere). My old website mirror (www.krigline.com.cn) disappeared in 2018. If you are trying to reach a particular page, REMOVE “.cn” and be sure all letters are lower case, not capitals. –MK
English Corner ~ tip of the monthJULY ~ This month I’ll give you some tips on how to improve your speaking. Many internationals are so concerned with making mistakes in their spoken English that they are very reluctant to practice speaking. A better objective is to focus on fluency rather than accuracy. That is to say, just speak regardless of whether or not you make mistakes. I know it’s difficult, because I went through the same experience when I learned Chinese in Shanghai. Practice as much as possible. Take advantage of English Corners, conversation partners, etc., and take classes that are specifically designed to help improve conversational skills.
If you don’t have others to talk with, try turning off the sound of a favorite movie, and read the English subtitles out loud. You’ll find Study Guides for lots of good films to choose from, here at EFLsuccess.com.
This tip is © Mark Peter, M.A. Used with permission.
Mr. Peter was my colleague at the Agape English Language Institute (Columbia, SC), and has also been teaching English in China for many years. (Write to me if you wish to contact him.)