About me

I have been a qualified ESL (English Second Language) teacher since 2004. I work at a fabulous International School, Langports English Language College, on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Langports is a NEAS-accredited International School and it was rated the “Best English School in Australia” by students for five years in a row on  EDUCATION STARS. Click here to see me at work teaching in a Langports classroom.

I started this website to help English students find useful information on the Internet. There is so much out there, but people often have difficulty finding it. I especially wanted to recommend songs, which are enjoyable and wonderful for learning. I think that learning a new language should be fun! Then, I thought I should explain the grammar in the songs and in the sites I was promoting. My website has grown from there as I’ve thought of more things to write about and responded to feedback. Thank you for the feedback and please keep it up! It’s very useful to know in which areas you need help and information. 

I have written a book Understanding English Verbs which is a visual guide to the structure and patterns in English verbs. It is available from Amazon.

Mary’s English Blog is featured:
∗    in the Blogs section of the Langports Website and
∗    as one of the ‘Top 25 English Grammar Blogs & Websites’ on Feedspot.com
∗    in the 2018 English Education Site Awards by https://www.poemofquotes.com

 It is  recommended by:
∗   the Literacy Department of The University of New South Wales Australia,
∗   the Ministry of Education and Universities of the Canary Islands, Spain, and
∗   the I Must Read Website 

Subscribers include:
∗   the international IT company MissionSky and
∗   the English Academy, Madrid, Spain.

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6 Responses to About me

  1. TSUBASA USAMI says:

    Hello,it’s Tsubasa.Do you remember me?
    I was in your 3A class 1 month ago.
    How are you?
    Recently I haven’t seen you at Langports.
    By the way, I heard that you are sick or feeling is bad so I’m anxious about your condition and my friends too.

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  2. Thank you for linking my posts to your site. Hope I’ve inspired your students and taught them some “Vocabulary Chunks” .

    Like

  3. mhardy3222 says:

    I can see a ‘Press This’ button, but not a ‘Reblog’ button.

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  4. mhardy3222 says:

    Hello there,
    I just clicked on your post ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way #15’ and you have a ‘Reblog’ button. I don’t get it! When I went straight to your website, I couldn’t see this button, but when I clicked on your email which took me to that post, I saw the “Reblog” button. I hope you can work it out.
    Mary Hardy

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