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Farewell to my distance learners

posted Jul 26, 2016, 6:43 AM by ESOL laura

As of August, 2016, I do not work with distance learning students in Allston. I will miss you all! This website no longer shows the links for the distance learning application. You are welcome to continue to visit the site to get English help.

Happy Thanksgiving!

posted Nov 26, 2015, 6:21 AM by ESOL laura

The word "grateful" means "thankful." There are many things I am grateful for. I am grateful for my health, my family and my friends. I am grateful that I have work. I am grateful for all the ways that people treat each other well. What are you grateful for?

School year ends June 30, 2015

posted Mar 23, 2015, 3:20 PM by ESOL laura

Distance Learning students, you may continue to study online over the summer. I will not correct your work. You will be contacted in late August or early September to come for a returning student orientation and re-enroll in the program.

Conversation groups

posted Mar 5, 2014, 9:19 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 23, 2015, 3:17 PM by ESOL laura ]

If you are a distance learning student at Jackson Mann, you may attend the conversation groups. The groups are NOT open to the public. As of March, 2015, the conversation group meets  Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15 pm.

For more information, contact Laura  at

December vacation 12/21/13-1/5/14

posted Nov 15, 2013, 11:09 AM by ESOL laura   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 11:10 AM ]

The Distance Learning Program is "on vacation" from December 21 through January 5. Distance Learning students, you are welcome to continue to work, though. I will check your work when I return. Have warm and safe holidays!

New video about USAlearns writing assignments

posted Sep 10, 2012, 7:00 PM by Unknown user

I've posted a new video to my YouTube account about how to do the writing activities in USAlearns. Here is the link:
Let me know if you like it!

New look for my website!

posted Sep 6, 2012, 9:41 AM by ESOL laura

Did you go to my website and say, "Huh? Am I at the right place?" The answer is, "Yes!" I have changed the way my website looks. I have also changed the navigation a little. I hope it is easier for you to find things now. How do you like it? Let me know.

Welcome back!

posted Aug 29, 2012, 8:08 PM by ESOL laura

Hi students! Welcome back to a new school year! I plan to add a lot to my website this year. Maybe I will even make it look very different!

New Grammar Page on Conditional Tenses

posted May 14, 2012, 8:27 PM by ESOL laura

If I could, I would! (And I did....) make a new page to help you understand how to talk about "What if..." situations. Go to the Grammar section, make sure Verbs: Take action! is expanded, and click Conditional Tenses.

New Grammar Page on Do & Make Expressions

posted Apr 11, 2012, 10:03 AM by ESOL laura

In English, we use "do" and "make" in many expressions. You make the bed, but do the dishes. She does her homework while he makes dinner. It is confusing! I made a page for you with links to excellent pages, videos, and quizzes to help you learn about it. It is under the new page English Expressions. Here is a link to the Do or Make? page.

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