Michelle's independent resources for ESL Students at Vancouver Community College

This is a Canadian ESL blog for Intermediate and Advanced Students who want to learn and improve their English. Each PAGE above contains thousands of free English lessons, tutorials and practice exercises to help you learn and improve your English grammar, reading, listening, pronunciation, speaking, writing and editing. Some of the resources are Canadian. Others are from around the world.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Leap of Faith That Is Paying Off


Last February I took a leap of faith and started this blog in order to give my students the opportunity to practice some of their English skills outside of class. At that time, I knew absolutely nothing about blogging, or about posting different types of resources on line, but I was eager to learn.

Although I was hoping my students would enjoy and use the blog, I really had no idea whether they would or not.  I certainly did not expect anyone else from Canada or anywhere else in the world to even know that this blog existed, especially since I haven't promoted the site.  

Celebrating 20,000 hits 
However, today, 16 months after writing my first post, I have reached 20,000 hits on the blog. I am thrilled that every day I seem to be getting an increasing number of people using  some of the resources available on the blog. 

As you know, I am constantly adding new material, and this summer I plan to add a lot more of my own quizzes and sound files now that I am learning how to use some of this technology.

I would like to say a big thank you to all of you from Canada, the U.S., France,  Australia, Russia, Korea, The United Kingdom, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Thailand Turkey, and even China, where I occasionally seem to sneak in via some of my students here in Vancouver.
I know many of you are struggling to improve your English in any way you can, and I realize that it is not easy, so I congratulate each and every one of you for being motivated enough to make the effort to use this blog. I look forward to keeping you  as regular users.

Please let me know if there are any specific  resources you would like, and I will make every effort to  come up with them. Also, please leave comments about how you think I have bben doing in meeting your needs so far, and what I could be doing better.   

Thank you all once again,  



  1. i am really fortunate to be your student Michelle..actually i won't be able to attain your class anymore, but i will be following your blog .This is just fabulous

  2. Thank you for vour kind comment Sujita. I you keep getting something out of the blog no matter what you do.


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