I've been meaning to do a post about Espresso English for a while now, and have now finally got round to it as my students are on holiday this week.
Aimed at self-studying English learners, the Espresso English offers regularly updated short lessons on topics including Vocabulary, Business, and Pronunciation. Many of the lessons come with video or streaming audio.
The website was created by Shayna McHugh, a 28-year-old English teacher from the United States who now lives in Brazil. Here are just a few of the free resources available from Espresso English:
• Free 10-minute English lessons sent to you by e-mail (the latest one is 'Conversations in the Airport')
• Two free English Grammar e-books – beginner and intermediate levels – with easy-to-understand grammar lessons and practice exercises
• Espresso English YouTube channel with over 80 video lessons
• A blog with 300+ online English tips
Espresso English is an impressive achievement for a single teacher, and deserves to be more widely known. The videos, in particular, are very well done, although I wish the speed of delivery wasn't quite so slow on some of them. I'm adding Espresso English to my list of Top English Learning Sites (see left-hand sidebar).