Welcome to EFLsuccess.com!

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

SEPTEMBER ~ This time at the English Corner we will be talking about some tips on how to improve your listening. Just like children when they begin language acquisition, you need a lot of input. One way to get some listening input is to watch the “Evening News” on TV. If you live abroad, VOA and the BBC offer news summaries at the beginning of each hour (via the Internet, or short-wave radio). Most news anchors have a standard accent. Listening to some “talk radio” programs is also helpful (this kind of program features guests who call-in, giving you lots of accents to listen to). Listening to American Folk songs (many are available online) and following along with the words is also a great idea. As you sing along, your pronunciation and speaking will be improved. This month, take every opportunity to listen, and come back next month for a new English Corner tip!

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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