English Current (EC) was launched in March, 2011. The site’s sole focus originally was providing free lesson plans based on breaking news stories for ESL students. The focus has since expanded to include a variety of ESL related materials such as worksheets and grammar tips.
The site has been designed for: 1) teachers who need news-based lesson plans or other ESL materials for classroom use, and 2) studentswho wish to study English online from recent stories in the news.
Our lesson plans are based on longer articles provided by a range of news sources such as the Guardian, BBC, and the Globe and Mail. English Current provides a reference to background source URLs in each lesson as a matter of policy.
We are still experimenting with the site’s features and article layouts. If you’d like to get in touch with us, please send us an email. We’d love to hear your feedback.