Rosemary McKenry

Rosemary McKenry has a Masters degree in TESOL from the University of Melbourne. After a satisfying career as a teacher and education consultant in a wide variety of settings she now concentrates on working with refugees, especially those who have had little or no education prior to coming to Australia.

She has worked in schools in Papua New Guinea and across Australia, including remote Indigenous communities, with students ranging from kindergarten children to elderly adults. Her interest in how second languages are learned developed while teaching in a bilingual inner-city school for many years.

Sound English arose from the need to provide adults with suitable reading material. There are many excellent resources available for children, but adults have different interests and needs. Rosemary knows from her experience working with secondary and TAFE students that, in many cases, Sound English will meet their needs too. She has included detailed but simple tutor notes to accompany each book.


Bruce Mitchell

After twenty years teaching infants and primary classes in NSW and Victoria (including ESL), Bruce spent another fifteen designing and publishing educational resources for publishers Jacaranda Wiley and Greygum Software.

He worked on many of Australia's most popular educational software packages, including Maths Circus, Spinout Stories and Goldfields, as well as the PM Story Books Software and Fitzroy Readers series.

He is also addicted to Antarctica and takes far too many photographs.



Kokoda Homestay

We support and recommend Kokoda Homestay.

This is a self-help cooperative run by four villages around Kokoda Station in Papua New Guinea. It's an ideal holiday destination for people who don't wish to walk the Kokoda Trail, but would like to experience the renowned hospitality, scenery and rich culture of this historic region.