Exploring English
"A webpage for my students"
Kurt Sproat
ESL/EAP Instructor

MA,TESOL (USQ) , CELTA, BA, Engl. Lit. (UC) 

DC IELTS, online freelance tutor 

Victoria, B.C. 

Canada

Cell: +1 250 885 5180  Skype: kurt.sproat

E-mail:  kcmsproat@gmail.com 

About me:

My areas of expertise are academic support and IELTS test preparation.

My philosophy is in two parts: give students clear guidance and structure but at the same time develop independence and assertiveness. I also strongly believe that succeeding in a language is about developing positive learning habits, which I instill in all of my students from the very start. 

I love my job, and I especially like the satisfaction I receive from seeing my students attain their goals and move on to bigger things in their lives. I can guide you through to your goals by simplifying the complex world of tests and academic papers. 

Let me help make your learning experience the productive and empowering experience it should be.

to correspond contact me at kcmsproat@gmail.com


 Message Board:

Writing>

Business English>

World Literature>

IELTS/GRE>

Listening>

Public Speaking>                     


Stories+Drama: Action & Thriller Movies

Go to the following link:

http://www.lulu.com/content/2084836

English study links:

Learning English:

How to learn any language in 6 months

fluent in 3 months

secondlife.com

Toastmasters

Debating:

http://www.idebate.org/index.php

http://www.debate.com/

http://www.debatewise.com/

http://www.asiandebateinstitute.com/

Great speakers & speeches:

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/

Movies &  Drama:

dfilm.com

script-o-rama.com

Academic writing:

http://www.utoronto.ca/writing/advise.html

Listening:

 http://listeningforfun.wordpress.com/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/video/

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/

http://www.onlinenglish.net/iView_BBC.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/

Pronunciation clinic:

 http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/pronunciation.cfm

http://www.onestopenglish.com/section.asp?sectionType=listsummary&catid=59654

 http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/main.html

http://accent.gmu.edu/

http://www.paulmeier.com/ipa/diphthongs.html

http://www.soundcomparisons.com/

http://sendic.net/mv.html

English education  sites:

BC TEAL

learn victoria. ca

http://www.kotesol.org/

http://www.kate.or.kr/Framework/Main.asp

English software:

http://www.rosettastone.com/personal/languages/english-american

http://www.whitesmoke.com/landing_flash/grammar_kor.html?d=5&a=0&r=1419

My  sites:

CELPIP

CLB (Canadian Language Benchmarks)

https://onsync

Sunny Education & Service Corp.

http://busanhaps.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/

http://earth.google.com/

http://www.philosophytalk.org/

 http://www.ted.com/