Ron A. Zajac's ESL Page
You'll find online documents, links, and various other materials here. If you're looking to obtain another copy of a document you've misplaced, you've come to the right place.

Ron's Buxiban Classroom Materials
I've been teaching at a "buxiban" in Taichung for four years (as of 2014).

Have a look at some of the materials I've been developing in this time!

Ron's ClickFix Zone
Does your writing correction sheet have a funny-looking "" graphic on it? If so, you've come to the right place!

Welcome to my "ClickFix" zone! There, you will find important tips for improving your grammar and style.

Ron's Movie Cheat Sheets
Movies are full of wonderful language, and English language movies are no exception.

Here you will find some PDF "cheat sheets" to help you through the strange idioms and odd accents you encounter in a few good movies.

Ron's Slides
Here are various slide sets (mSoft PowerPoint) you might find useful.
Ron's Images
You'll find lots of handy ESL-related images here

Some Helpful Stuff

I've found a few nice thing I can share with you; have a look!

ESL Links

If you could just provide us with a few names....

Fun with Dick and Jane! Are you a parent? Remember when the kid was born, how hard it was to pick a name? The same grief haunts those of us writing cloze tests or sample sentences for analysis. It's boring and frustrating to find oneself endlessly resorting to the same old "Dick 'n' Jane Whitebread" names for the mythic characters in your sample sentences.

Here's a document which, besides showing the transcultural linkages of common English names to their counterparts (progenitors?) elsewhere in the world, is a wonderful source of handy names for sentence composition. How about "Hans"?:

  1. Hans _______________ (strike) the wedge with a mighty swing of the maul, and neatly _______________ (split) the wood.

...or if you have an academic bent...

A Brazen Hussy of our Acquaintance Remember the good old days when Men in smothering overcoats sat in dark offices drinking their breakfasts, and Dames were brazen hussies? Well, here's a paper I wrote for Dr. Estaban Egea at UT-D about so-called Participial Adjectives.

Hint: They're about as exciting as rotgut-flavored library paste.

Seriously, though. Participial Adjectives gave me a little bit of grief in second-level ESL Grammar at Collin County Community College (in Plano, Texas). A glance at the main thesis of this paper—that these forms are not as straightforward as one might at first think—could do you some good. You can ignore the part about tcl.