This blog has retired — read this for more

18 Jan

After eight years at my various addresses, beginning on Angelfire then Tripod as my class page and then morphing into the Sydney Boys High School English/ESL site (to 2005) and then on my retirement to its current mode, I am at last ceasing to update this blog, though I will be back to update some of the existing posts and pages and to deal with comments. Thanks to all for the support over the years.

This continues though: limited entry.

See student blog — mostly password access.

I trust much on this site remains useful for some time yet, but do note links can no longer be guaranteed and for some topics you should do your own searches for the latest material.


Posted by on January 18, 2010 in site news


10 responses to “This blog has retired — read this for more

  1. Randall League

    April 8, 2010 at 12:10 am

    thats certainly a shame, I just found your blog but it seemed to have lots of useful info.

  2. Duane Smith

    June 18, 2010 at 1:16 am

    I have been teaching public speaking within the ESL community for almost two decades. Not only are public speaking skills crucial for for the ESL communtiy for the obvious practice of speaking, but also, by standing up and speaking, and doing it correctly, an ESL speaker becomes more confident because he/she is not only working on their clarity of speech, but the individual is also confronting the number one fear in life (public speaking). By working on public speaking skills, ESL speakers are empowered on infinite levels.

    Duane Smith

  3. shamim akhter

    June 21, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I have just started a course as home volunteer tutor. Just browsing on the inernet, I found this site. I wish he would be back soon.

  4. Pat Mallon

    August 4, 2010 at 9:35 am

    It’s a shame to see this blog retire. Good luck in your future endeavors!

  5. Marguerite Svendsen

    November 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    I posted a comment/request on your blog “More Tales from my Mother 1- Spencer NSW” regarding permission to use the photograph of Spencer for our local paper. I would be most grateful for your permission. regards, Marguerite Svendsen, Publicity Officer, Spencer Community progress Association.

  6. David Goundry

    February 16, 2011 at 10:19 am

    It’s certainly a pity that you’ve hung up your ESL writing hat, but I know blogs can be very demanding. However it still remains a great resource.Good Luck.

  7. kevincozma

    August 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Too bad. I just found this site. Wish I had found it earlier.



  8. Debbie Bouwer

    May 5, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Ah, well. I am a few years too late it seems. Just for the record…did you know that your blog is still listed as one of the top ten ESL EFL Teacher Blogs on About (dot) com. Enjoy retirement!

  9. Neil

    May 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Comment is now restricted.

  10. Charlie Williams (@parapalLearning)

    January 4, 2013 at 10:40 am

    That is a real shame! Still listed as a great blog!


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