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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 Christmas. English 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 monthJUNE ~ Here’s a tip to help improve your reading comprehension. When reading an article or chapter in a book, first read the first and last paragraphs. Then go to each of the subsequent paragraphs and just read the first sentence. Then skim or read quickly through the entire article. This will help you to get ahold of the main ideas and thereby greatly improve your comprehension. Understand the main idea; when reading it is not necessary to understand all of the new vocabulary words. When they read, many internationals translate every word they don’t understand in a passage. This is known as the Grammar/Translation method and it’s an ineffective way of learning, and also takes far too much time. Try out the reading method I’ve just described, 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.)