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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). Under the “Resources” tab you’ll find posts about various  holidays, such as the African-American Juneteenth holiday, Flag Day and ChristmasEnglish learners/teachers can also find resources I’ve used in class (“resources” > “for class”), 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’ll probably find something new every month or two. The sidebar’s “Recent Posts” box is a good place to start. In addition, our “EFL English Corner” tip (at the bottom of this page) changes monthly.

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 also posting a blog for our friends and former students, as well as numerous inspirational articles at http://wp.krigline.com/

Thanks for visiting!

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 month

MAY ~ Here are some tips for writing in the English language. It is very important to do some preparation through prewriting. Some of the techniques that my students have found helpful are: brainstorming, outlining and free writing. Brainstorming is the process of writing down all the ideas on a particular topic that come to mind. Then later you can go back and choose the best for your essay. Outlining is where you organize the main points and supporting details in the outline format of Roman numerals, capital letters and numbers.

I. Types of Writing
    A. Academic Writing
          1. Topic Sentence
          2. Body
          3. Summary
    B. Journalistic Writing…

Finally, free writing is where you just write continuously for about ten minutes. Later you can go back and edit what you wrote. Try these helpful prewriting methods to see which works the best for you! Check out Mr. Krigline’s handout on types of writing for more writing help.

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.)

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