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Special Announcement

Due to having surgery on December 14, 2023, I will be unavailable to take on new students or coaching clients until further notice. If you have any questions, please email me at

THANK YOU and continue to TRY YOUR BEST.




Buy 1 item from the Applied ESL Shop and get a FREE COPY of my latest book, the Signs Resource Book 2-International Edition! Learn about street signs from different countries! 

Use coupon code: MYSIGNSBOOK2

Coupon code can be used 3 times. Coupon DOES NOT EXPIRE :)


Buy the Applied ESL Life Skills Video Lesson Membership and get a DISCOUNT on the original price AND a FREE e-book copy of the Applied ESL Life Skills Student Workbook 1

**Must email me at proof of purchase to receive the workbook**

Use coupon code: BACK2SCHOOL

Coupon code can be used 5 times



Who is Teacher Dara from Applied ESL?

About me


Hi! My name is Dara K. Fulton and I am an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, author, ESL and Job Readiness Coach. My students call me "Teacher Dara." I live in New York City, the United States. I have 18 years' experience teaching English to adults. I also have experience helping people find work, and train people who want to become ESL teachers. I have a Bachelor's degree in English, two Associates degrees, and TESOL and TEFL certifications. I LOVE being a teacher, because I love helping people learn English. I also LOVE drinking coffee :) I enjoy helping ESL teachers feel encouraged and supported in the ESL profession.

I love to say, "TRY YOUR BEST," because when you try your best you DO your best. I am here to help YOU practice and feel confident speaking English in everyday life. 

Applied ESL, LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation and is registered by the state of New York, the United States. Applied ESL was formally known as Dara's ESL which started in 2018. The name Applied ESL and its business officially became a LLC in February 2019.


Dara K. Fulton is the sole owner and teacher of Applied ESL, and is a Minority, Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified business in New York City, NY.

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One to One English Lessons 
High beginner and intermediate levels

Option 1: Two week intensive: Ideal for students who want to review their English conversational skills 
2 lessons
Price: $120

Option 2: Conversational practice 1[1 month]: Practice specific conversational skills while learning new vocabulary and English expressions
4 lessons
Price: $240

Option 3:Conversational practice 2 [2 months] Practice specific conversational skills while learning new vocabulary and English expressions
8 lessons
Price: $480


Coaching Calls

Job Readiness for Middle-Aged ESL workers

Looking for a job? A career change? Not sure how to get started? As a former job developer, I helped ESL adults find work, prepare for job interviews and so much more! Allow me to help make your job search easier.

Price: $70 per hour

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher Training

Interested in teaching English to adults or children? Are you an ESL tutor looking to become a teacher? Looking to become certified? I trained volunteers to become ESL tutors and teachers and I can help you too!

Price: $70 per hour


What students and clients are saying about Teacher Dara's services

"If you want to improve your English, if you want to find somebody who is really interesting in helping you with your confidence, fluency, and communications skills, please take advantage and take a class with this wonderful teacher, you won't regret it." 

Alex, student

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