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November news

Hello Friends and Followers!

November experienced the most activity since May, especially the telephone videos. I guess it must have been “Telephone in English month”! This is nice to see.

The top 5 countries were: France, Italy (a first), Canada, United States, and Poland (also a first)

The most viewed page was my home page.

The most popular video was Can I Take a Message, followed closely by Making an Appointment.

I added a couple of short grammar lessons on the present perfect, and will be posting lessons next on past tenses.

As always I welcome your feedback, and invite you to post comments.

All the best,

Diana Funtana

October

Hi Friends and Followers,

Here are some statistics for the month of October:

Top five countries: France, USA, Canada, Colombia, Spain

Top page: Home page

Top video: Telephone Basics, followed by 6:00 News (looks like some people have been doing a lot of telephoning practice this month. Good for you!)

I will be adding the last in a series of short grammar lessons on the present perfect shortly, and plan to prepare more on using past tenses.

Again I ask you to post comments and feedback.

All the best,

Diana Funtana

September

Hi Friends and Followers,

Here are some interesting stats for September:

Top 5 countries: Canada, France, USA, Brazil, Mexico

Top video: Life Experiences makes a resurgence with Telephone Basics close behind

Top page: Home page

Number of views: 802

In October I’ll be adding two more short grammar lessons on the Present Perfect. Why the Present Perfect, you ask. Well, I think it’s a verb tense that causes learners a lot of trouble, and I hope these lessons clear some of the fog.

All game files are now free, so I hope that will encourage the teachers among you to use them in your classrooms.

Again, please feel free to post comments and feedback. I look forward to seeing them.

All the best,

Diana Funtana

Summer news

Hi Friends and Followers!

Instead of putting out a newsletter, I will now be posting on a monthly basis, or as things develop.

This summer activity was slower, but steady and I have a couple of interesting “firsts” to report.

For the first time France was not the #1 country for visitors. For the month of August the top 5 countries were: the United States, Canada, France, Brazil and Indonesia (a first for this country).

Also for the first time, Life Experiences was not the most popular video. In fact it was unseated by Booking a Flight. All five telephone English videos received the most views, so I guess someone was busy practising phone calls with their students. It’s nice to see other videos get more attention.

As you can see, views broke through 25,000 this summer, and as of today Diana Funtana ESL Productions has reached 26,000.

Today I’ve posted a new page: Short Grammar Lessons, and plan to add more each month. Here I’d really like your feedback.

Resources 4 Teaching is no longer operating, so I’ve set up My Store on the Teachers Pay Teachers website. Worksheets can be ordered there at https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Diana-Funtana-Esl-Productions or from me directly.

Here’s wishing you a good start to the school year!

All the best,

Diana Funtana

P.S. Please “like” Diana Funtana on Facebook, if you haven’t already, and spread the word to your colleagues, friends, and students and/or fellow students.

July news

Hi Friends and Followers!

I just wanted to announce that this month views have broken through 25,000! Keep them coming!

Also, France has been unseated for the first time by the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Colombia in that order as the top county for views. Nevertheless, lots of views are still coming from France, and I can only say merci beaucoup!

Life Experiences remains the most popular video with Six O’Clock News in second place.

Resources 4 Teaching is temporarily off-line, so worksheets and lesson plans can be ordered by contacting me at dianafuntanaesl@gmail.com. I will also provide a price list.

Again, please feel free to post a comment and share your experience if you’ve worked with any of the videos. Also I’d appreciate it if you would “like” Diana Funtana ESL Productions on Facebook if you haven’t already.

Continue to have a great summer, and all the best,

Diana Funtana

June

Hi Friends and Followers,

As I announced last month, I’m not putting out a newsletter until September but just wanted to share some news. Two countries have entered the top 5 viewers this month: Australia and Thailand. It’s always nice to see that Diana Funtana is getting around.

Just a reminder to like Diana Funtana ESL Productions on Facebook and spread the word!

All the best, and have a super summer!

Diana Funtana

June newsletter

Hello Friends and Followers!

I won’t be publishing another newsletter probably until September. I hope to have some new stuff for you.

Things are moving along as usual with about 40 views per day on average, most of which are still from France. Love France and French teachers and learners!

The most popular video continues to be Life Experiences, and Act 1 the most frequently visited page.

Thanks again for following this blog, and please pass it on.

All the best,

Diana Funtana

May newsletter

Hi Friends and Followers!

May’s newsletter is now ready for viewing.

All the best!

Diana Funtana

April newsletter

Hi Friends and Followers!

April’s newsletter is ready for viewing.

All the best,

Diana Funtana

March newsletter

Hi Friends and Followers,

The March newsletter is now ready for viewing.

All the best!

Diana Funtana