About English Current

English Current was launched in March, 2011. The site’s 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 teachers who need topic-based lesson plans or other ESL materials for classroom use and students who want to study and test their English online.

Englishcurrent is constantly evolving in content and layout.  If you’d like to get in touch with us to advertise, submit content, or to inquire about partnership, please send Matthew an email.

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About the Author​

EnglishCurrent creator Matthew Barton of Toronto, Canada

Matthew Barton has been working in the ESL industry for approximately 9 years. As a teacher, he has taught private, group, elementary school, and college classes to students of all levels in Canada, Japan, Belgium, and the Czech Republic. He is currently located in Toronto, Canada.As a writer, Matthew has been doing part-time freelance test item development for the largest English testing company in Japan since November 2006. He holds a Master in Philosophy (MA) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He completed his BA degree in Japanese and Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

If you are in need of content development for your organization, please email him at contact@englishcurrent.com.