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Hands-on English is a 'helping hand' for ESL teachers of adult students!
Practical classroom ideas since 1991!
News Update! I am very sorry to announce that HOE will not re-launch this fall (2011), due to the Editor's continued illness. I am hoping to start up again next year! If you'd like more details, see the announcement page, and also feel free to email the editor. Thank you.

What is it?
Hands-on English
is a 16-page print publication mailed six times a year with practical teaching ideas, hints & tips, and copyable activities for the classroom. It's written by teachers for teachers and is 99% jargon-free! If you teach ESL, you'll need Hands-on English to make your job easier and more fun.

Who reads it?
Our readers include over 5,000 English as a Second Language (ESL/ESOL/EFL) teachers and tutors in many kinds of programs, including: Refugee programs, Literacy programs, Community Colleges, Correctional facilities, Resource centers, Adult Education programs, Volunteer tutoring, Intensive ESL programs, Teacher training programs, Religious organizations, Workers' unions, Community Education programs, Secondary schools, Workplace education, and more!

Who writes it?
The editor, Anna Silliman, has taught ESL to adults in many different settings and is familiar with the fun and the challenges involved in teaching ESL. Our contributors include experienced teachers and tutors, and many of the activities are sent in by our readers. HOE is by teachers, for teachers!

What does it look like?
Here's the cover of one past issue!
Jan/Feb 2001 issue: See table of contents; an editorial on difficult teaching conditions.
(You need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer to see this file.)

How do I get it?
(We aren't taking any new subscription orders currently, sorry. However, you can still order our back issues.)


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