Web Site Update – March 2022

When spring rolls around every year, new ideas tend to bloom just like the flowers and trees around us. This is also true of my Web site as I have been working on a unique project that involves video interviews supported by a variety of learning activities. Keep an eye my Web site for more information that should appear this month.

Until then, happy learning!


Web Site Update – February 2022

The last couple of months have been filled with exciting challenges (Yes, we call call them that!) and new developments, so of which are taking place behind the scenes at the moment. For now, I want to remind you of some projects that I have been working:

  1. My section on Language Games – Many learners will find these helpful in reviewing their English skills in a game-like atmosphere.
  2. My section on Idioms – Students can pick up new expressions used in a variety of speaking situations.
  3. Updates on my other listening Web sites including Dailyesl.com, TrainYourAccent.com, and Ezslang.com.
  4. More broadcasts with language teachers from around the world on my YouTube channel.

The next few months should be exciting for me as well as I am experimenting with the idea of creating new English courses. More on this later this year.

Good luck in your teaching and study.




Web Site Update – January 2022

Happy New Year, 2022!

The past two years have been a real rollercoaster for the world with the pandemic affecting almost every aspect of our lives. This period has also caused many schools and teachers to try to reinvent themselves with new tools, pedagogical approaches, and a more expansive understanding of the challenges facing everyone. For me personally, these uncertain times have lead to innovation and new connections with so many teachers and students around the world.

I wish everyone a wonderful year. Every day, is a new beginning, so I approach it that way. I can reflect on today and try to improve my personal and professional life tomorrow.

Good luck.

Web Site Update – December 2021

As this year comes to a close, I feel deeply grateful for the many opportunities I have had to thrive and grow, personally and professionally, during this past year. I have been working on many projects, including my language games, idiom lessons, and Facebook Live Broadcasts that have allowed me to connect with people across the globe.

I hope this month is one of great joy and wonder as you reflect on your challenges that perhaps have allowed you to expand in new directions. Keep falling forward despite everything that might happen to you, and as you do so, lift someone else who needs your support.


Web Site Update – November 2021

As we enter the fall (at least here in Utah, USA), this season reminds me of change and the spirit of thanksgiving. It was in the fall of 1997 when I first conceptualized the idea of creating a Web site for language learners, but that seems like the distant past in so many ways. Way before Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Before the iPhone and a thousand other digital devices. It was around the same time when people heard of Google for the first time.

All that said, I just feel grateful for the countless people that I have met over the years that have changed my life in so many ways.

For that, I just want to say, Thank You!


Web Site Update – September 2021

Hi everyone,

For so many teachers and students around the world, September is a month of new beginnings, and my life is always changing as well. One specific change that I have announced before is my newest section on learning idioms, and I have had a fun time creating lessons that introduce some of the best idioms to learn. Give this section a try.

My goal is to build this section up over the fall, and I would appreciate any feedback you might have on the lessons. Thanks.



Web Site Update – August 2021

This has been an exciting month with my newest listening section of my Web site on idioms. Each video is accompanied by sample sentences, speaking questions, a discussion, and a language check. Give this section a try:


Also, with school starting just around the corner, I suggest checking out my self-study guide that organizes all of my listening activities by topic.

Randall’s Self-Study Guide

Finally, I also encourage teachers and students to check out my study handouts to learn more about the features of my site:

ESL Study Handouts

Have a great school year.




Web Site Update – July 2021

Hi everyone,

With the summer here, I have been busy developing ideas for new content on my Web site. One of the possibilities that I have been exploring is the use of my new TikTok channel for promoting understanding and use of idioms.


I have also been working on more language games that are connected to my listening activities. You can see some of them here:


Look more to come in August 2021!

Web Site Update – June 2021

As we move into the summer months, I am plowing away at a variety of projects, including interview teachers and students from around the world. Recently, I had a wonderful conversation with Ines Ben Rebah and her students in Tunisia on Ramadan in their country. I continue to be amazed at the level of thoughtfulness of young people who are changing the face of our world.

You can see all of my interviews on my YouTube channel HEREhttps://www.youtube.com/esllab

I am also still developing language games to accompany my listening activities, with the goal of helping learners maximize the content in different ways. Give them a try HERE.


Web Site Update – May 2021

At the beginning of 2021, there was high hope that we were looking at the pandemic in our rearview mirror. Yes, in some areas around the world, things look more hopefully, while COVID-19 is raging in others. That said, the pandemic continues to present opportunities to reach out and help others.

This continues to be true of language teaching and learning. For my part, I am working on several projects:

  1. developing language games to recycle the vocabulary and grammar used in the listening conversations
  2. editing the Web pages to correct spelling and grammar mistakes
  3. revising the quiz format for the listening activities for improved performance
  4. planning additional Facebook Live broadcasts with teachers and students

As always, I welcome your feedback and suggestions.