How to Change the Default Spelling


ESL Library's ready-made lesson PDFs are currently available with either British*, American or Canadian spelling. To print lessons with your preferred spelling, please follow the instructions below.

*We are continuously adding more lessons to include British spelling all throughout our website. 

If the default spelling is British, the UK flag icon will be highlighted on the lesson page:

If the default spelling is Canadian, the Canadian flag icon will be highlighted on the lesson page: 

If the default spelling is American, the US flag icon will be highlighted on the lesson page: 


Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow the steps below to change your default spelling.

Step 1

Log in to your ESL Library account.

Log In

Step 2

On the main  Lessons page, click on any lesson category (e.g., Discussion Starters). 

Step 3

After landing on the lesson category page, choose any lesson you would like to view or print as a PDF (e.g., Your Name).

Step 4

After clicking on the lesson title, you will be taken to the Lesson Landing Page. Click on PDF Viewer

Here you will see that a spelling option is already highlighted (e.g., Canadian spelling). 

Step 5

To change the default spelling for that lesson, click the flag you'd like to change the spelling to on the PDF Viewer page. This will also change the default spelling of all other lessons to the flag you have chosen (e.g., British).

Step 6

When you open a new lesson or when you log in the next time, you will see that it now defaults to the most recent spelling option you have chosen.


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