Here are just some of the testimonials we have received from teachers using ‘Racing to English’ all around the world.
Many thanks for sending me the wonderful resources, Gordon. This will be my first class teacher role since 1995! You may be retired but your fame and influence continue – someone else at the planning session I attended last week mentioned the “fantastic Gordon Ward materials” and was pleased as punch when I said I had a copy of it. She'd attended training with you during her student years and it influences her still! Thanks again.
It’s got some fantastic activities. I was very excited and have printed off lots of the games, etc to use with the children I teach. The stories do make me laugh, they are all a bit on the tragic side though, spider bites, hit by bricks or motorbikes, the children love them!
Gordon – were your ears burning yesterday morning? They should have been, as a class of 30 year 3 children were singing your praises. They decided collectively that you are a ‘very kind man’ for sending us the games to play. We used the multiplication track and I was stunned by the success of it, not least the fact that the children didn’t use the ‘answer’ grid to cheat! Many thanks once again.
At our Inset today we were given your resource. It’s brilliant. I’ve had another look this evening on return home and love the way you have included old people in your photos. So many ideas to make learning accessible and fun. For my EAL work I will be using and re-using and sharing your ideas.
Hounslow Language Service
First, thank you so much for Racing to English. It has transformed my teaching! I am at present writing an essay for my MA in TEAL and have chosen to focus on Racing to English and its effectiveness in teaching English to newly arrived pupils! Again thanks for such a fantastic resource.
Thank you very much Gordon, it IS a great resource. I am an achievement consultant for ethnic minority pupils in our local authority and will be promoting your Racing to English with a vengeance!
I teach ESL Adult African & Vietnamese. I have found your Question Tracks a very valuable teaching tool. Many thanks.
Thank you SO much for Racing to English. Formally a primary school teacher, I recently completed a TESOL course and I am currently helping at an English workshop for vulnerable families settling from Syria and I am also teaching an 11-year-old girl and her 9 year old brother from one of the families. We are enjoying the good quality photos, and your vowel practice (pat/pet/pit etc.) has caused much hilarity! Once again, many thanks.
It's been a week since I'm got back to my hometown in Malaysia. I've just opened and browsed through the resource you gave me. Wow! My oh my! It's so comprehensive! I can imagine the effort and time you've put in! It's definitely worth more than £50. It's valuable to English Language teachers and trainers. Not just for kids but adults too! What a gem! What privilege! I'm truly honoured! Thank you so much.
I have been recommended your Racing to English by many, many fellow SENCOs! Would I be able to order a copy for use at our school?
I have a copy of Racing to English which I have been using for four years. I am an Specialist EAL teaching assistant and I found your wonderful program so useful. My pupils always enjoy the lessons.
Thank you very much. I have received Racing to English and I'm finding it an amazing resource for my EAL students. Thank you also for the links and I will check out your videos too.
I was at the course you led recently in Flintshire and want to thank you for the treasure trove of resources.
The children love the question /statement sheets with substitution tables. I ask them questions and then when they are confident they ask some for me to answer. The photos are great, and the children need to refer to these often throughout the activities to reinforce their learning. It is amazing how many children did not know what a turkey looked like!
I am a big fan of the activities within Racing to English, which I use with small groups in a primary school. I am also a volunteer with Chernobyl Children Life Line and have shown some of the activities to the leader of this year's group. She is very interested in the material because she thinks it will help her as an English teacher in Belarus. Please could I order a copy for her to take back?
Many thanks for your fantastic pack of EAL materials – we are finding it a godsend! I really think you should give it more publicity – no self-respecting EMAS or EAL dept should be without one!
I am enjoying the new photosets. I was showing my Schools Inclusion boss some samples of the work I have been using with children and said how good it was .I asked to be allowed to recommend it to LSAs who are crying out for materials. I hope to have a few orders for you soon as long as my line manager gives me the go ahead.
I have spent the afternoon looking at your resources in awe. They are absolutely fabulous and I can't wait to use them. I wish I had found them years ago. They are wonderful - you have spent a lot of time doing them. I think EAL teachers everywhere must be so appreciative. Anyway, thank you again - if I manage to do anything online I will keep you posted. I think my base are going to buy Racing to English as I have recommended it. I also look forward to watching the other videos.