About this site : Learn ESOL

This site has been developed to help students learn ESOL, or English as a Second or Other Language.

It offers some simple first lessons, as well as more advanced lessons and links to resources.

I am excited about this website’s prospects, and will be working hard to make it a valuable resource.

Keep coming back to see it develop.

The website is the work of Duncan O’Neill, a web developer and now English teacher from New Zealand.

I started teaching online in 2019.

In May 2019, I went to Thailand, where I taught in English in a high school in the Rayong province.

In November 2019 I went to Vietnam. There I taught English language at a high school in Nha Trang city.

I returned to New Zealand in September 2020, and continue to teach English online.

Qualifications and Background

I hold a BA Eng Lit from Victoria University of Wellington, and a tertiary Diploma in Information Systems and Library Studies from The Open Polytechnic.

In October 2019, I compeleted a 120-hour TEFL certificate.

From 2018, I tutored adult students in ESOL for more than a year, and have a certificate in Teaching ESOL.

I have a background in print journalism in New Zealand, having worked in the industry there from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.