Really Learn English Testimonials

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The following are some of the testimonials and thank you letters we received.

I hope you and your students will find the site and its resources very useful too!

Diana Tower 
English Teacher

On the Simple Tenses Grammar and Exercises Series:

Hi Ola,

I have to say that I am absolutely... positively... blown away by the Simple Present Stories and Exercises book. What an amazing resource. Not only is the content high quality, so is the look and feel. It's beautiful! 

You explain the grammar so clearly and provide so many examples and practice exercises that students will truly understand the grammar inside and out, backwards and forwards. 

I got more and more excited as I scrolled through the pages and was eager to read the story that demonstrates the grammar. The story about Jack was interesting, fun, and clearly demonstrates the grammar. 

I thought that it stopped there but then you provide 4 MORE STORIES for the present simple! I couldn't believe it. You truly over-deliver and this was only ONE of the books!

The entire course covers all 4 simple tenses and I am sure it provides learners with a solid understanding of the grammar. Not to mention providing teachers with an interesting and FUN approach to grammar

Will you be writing more books to cover all the grammar tenses? I hope so! I can honestly say that it would be one of the best grammar courses out there!!

On the English Short Stories Book and Workbook:

I can't stop reading them Ola! Seriously, they are awesome. 
They are simple, but FUNNY. I actually laughed out loud! 
This is the first time I've ever laughed when reading ESL stories in simple tenses.

Diana Tower

Sherry Olson
English Teacher

Hello Ola,

I have downloaded your Short Stories and have begun to use them in my EFL classes in Spain. 

My students love them! I use them with students of all ages and levels. 

The Short Stories have become one of my favorite resources.

The stories and activities are ideal! congratulations!

They save other teachers a great deal of time and are interesting for the students at the same time.

Thank you for sharing them with busy teachers!!!!!

Lena K.
English Teacher


I like it very much and the students too. They are teenagers.

This is a very good story for their age. Funny and full of nice expressions and words.

We had a lot of fun!

I myself have always been looking for such easy books, and there are not so many of them. So this one of yours is a success.
Carlota D.
English Teacher
The Philippines


Wow, this book is amazing!

Presented in an easy and understandable fashion, the storybook can surely capture the interest of young learners, thereby making English learning fun and easy.

The workbook also contains highly effective exercises for students to work on.

I highly recommend it to English teachers and students alike.
Breda O’Reilly 
English Teacher
Perth, Western Australia

In August of 2012, I was asked to help out as a volunteer at the Edmund Rice Migrant Centre in Mirrabooka by teaching English to Migrants. 

At first I was just replacing someone who needed two months off. In the end this person decided not to come back, so I was invited to come to the Migrant Centre once a week. 

The Migrant Centre does not have a lot of resources, so I had to look for resources myself. I have students from at least nine different countries! 

I was delighted to discover "Really Learn English" on the internet.

The stories have been just great. They are not too long. The migrants love the unexpected endings. 

At the beginning it took us two lessons to get through the stories! 

After 12 weeks of lessons, the students can now read and discuss the stories as well as do the worksheets all in one lesson. 

The worksheets are a fabulous resource.

My next great discovery was the grammar resources – English Plural Nouns and the English Helping Verbs course. I couldn’t believe there were 15 lessons in the English Helping Verbs course. Everything was a great value for money.

We are now up to the stage where we can do both a reading lesson and worksheets as well as a grammar lesson!

Thank you Ola for such wonderful productions. I will certainly tell others about them.

I’m looking forward to going through the list of resources you sent in your most recent email.

Once again congratulations on producing such wonderful resources.

Deena Epstein 
English Teacher


I have been using your Really Learn English program and associated "tips" that come with it.

I am teaching Israeli adults and children to speak English. Some of these students have very little command of English while others are more fluent.

Your prepositions booklet is pure genius.

While teaching prepositions using other methods I have had less than stellar success. The students I have taught using this booklet have "gotten it" so much more quickly. You have the ability to cut to the core of teaching English to non-native speakers. This is a gift.

I also have used your dialogues, having the students read them aloud in order to hear the correct use of tenses. The students have increased their verbal language ability quite a bit and are looking forward to using more of them.

I also want to thank you for responding to "special requests" for more
information on a particular subject.

I am looking forward to receiving more materials from your program.

Alice L.
English Learner


I do love the stories.

They are so interesting that I can't wait to find out what are happening next.

I am looking forward to having some more short stories.
English Teacher

Hi Ola,

So far we have completed Stories 1 and 2. The students enjoy reading about Emma and Jerry.

For us, the workbook is very helpful. In particular, they really need to practice forming questions, negative sentences and positive sentences as they are instructed in the workbook.

I also like the Essay Writing section, as it uses thought-provoking questions to give them an opportunity to synthesize everything we've been learning.

Thank you for providing us with these very useful materials.

John G.
English Teacher and Learner



I have to admit that your course materials are splendid and certainly great.

I have yet to complete all your materials, but so far I have no complaints.

I am sure that by the time I'm done with your materials, my English would have improved by leaps and bounds.
Please keep me in the loop on any new materials as well as updates.
Juan R.
English Teacher


Hello, Dear Ola Zur!

I have been enjoying the Short Stories and workbook. Also, I am using them with my students. They are very happy and found the stories very useful for our process of learning.

Thank you very much again for your excellent materials.

My students say hello to you from Guatemala Central America.
Please keep me posted if you have more files to offer.
English Teacher


I did the first story and it worked out very well.

The person I used it with isn't interested in reading articles from magazines... She says they're too difficult and gives up easily.

But she enjoyed the story about the gift because it was short and at her level.

She did all the exercises as well!

Thanks for the helping verb course! It's a life saver!
Neta G.
English Learner


Great stories! They are fun to read, and fun to practice. It really helps to learn English.
Michael T.
English Learner


The stories are interesting and made me learn and have fun at the same time.
The exercises make you practice English easily, and this helps remember how to use English correctly.
English Learner



I just would like to say "thank you" to you. I have just started your amazing workbooks and sheets. I'm so happy that I could meet such a great English study tool!

Thank you soooo much!
Alexandra K.
English Learner

Alexandra's feedback after reading The English Short Stories for Beginners, Level 2 (Translated into English, since Alexandra is only a beginner, and couldn't say all of this in English :)

These stories are just right for beginners!

All of the words are simple, and can be read according to their spelling. (Now, that's important since I find general English spelling very complicated for students!)

The book has humor and surprises, which makes it more fun to read.

Also, the word count in every story turned it into a game.

Every time I wanted to read more words. Overall I've read over 2000 words!

That's a lot!

I warmly recommend the stories to others who are just starting out!

And this one is after doing the English Grammar Stories and Exercises series:

I very much enjoyed studying these books.

From my own experience (and I think most will agree with me), studying a new language is hard and boring. So people drop out in the first stages, before they start to succeed.

With these stories, I always felt like I’m in a game. It made the hard work easier.

These books are not magic. You still have to work. But you enjoy the work.

I new read better, and know many new words. Moreover, I'm no longer afraid to read.

Before doing the books, the tenses were just a big confusion in my head. Now I see their logic.

I warmly recommend these materials.

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