- Series: English as a Second Language Series
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Research & Education Association; Pap/Com edition (January 14, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738606766
- ISBN-13: 978-0738606767
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 227 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S. w/Audio CD & MP3 (English as a Second Language Series) Pap/Com Edition
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From the Back Cover
ENGLISH THE AMERICAN WAY: A FUN ESL GUIDE TO LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN THE U.S. WITH AUDIO CD & MP3
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!
LEARN ENGLISH FROM THE EXPERTS
Written by experienced ESL instructors, this handy guidebook was designed for people who already have a basic grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States.
MASTER THE ESSENTIALS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH
Individual units cover topics in American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. Hundreds of phrases and vocabulary terms build your understanding of everyday English.
PRACTICE AT HOME OR ON THE GO
Our audio CD includes the book’s sample dialogues to help you practice your vocabulary and pronunciation skills. You can also download MP3 files to your mobile device and practice wherever you go!
Don't miss the second book in the series... Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture.
About the Author
Sheila and Jane have been colleagues and friends for… well, let’s
just say a long time. As English as a Second Language (ESL)
teachers, they worked together on lots of projects… and had lots of
fun as they worked. A partnership was born!
Together, Jane and Sheila have teaching credentials in several
states and two continents. With years and years… and years… of
experience (they just don’t want to count them all, ha!), they have
taught ESL to little kids, big kids, university students, adults, company
executives, and other teachers in the U.S. and Europe (both
online and in regular classroom settings).
Both Sheila and Jane have served as members of the New Jersey
Department of Education Advisory Committee for ESL/Bilingual
Education. They’ve facilitated online ESL training courses for teachers
through the NJ DOE professional development program. Sheila
has held several leadership positions scoring teacher candidate responses
for an international testing company, and Jane has written
ESL test questions and rated English as a Foreign Language exams
for another internationally recognized testing company. (They teach,
they test, they score!)
They have won many awards for excellence in teaching, including
two Teacher of the Year awards, and corporate citations for excellence.
They’ve given numerous presentations and have written curriculum
and syllabi for diverse ESL populations. Add to this some fun
teaching projects in Spanish, public speaking, drama, writing… and,
we’re not kidding, even soccer skills and you’ve got two writers who
Jane is now the Director of ESL Services for Emory College of Arts
and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. Sheila is a lecturer in the English
Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and continues
to teach, write and consult in New Jersey and New York. Although
they live several states away, both are happy to find time to work
together on fun projects… like this book!
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The tiny size of the pages means the information is crammed on the page and it looks visually overwhelming to the student. I don't understand the high marks for this book on amazon, are these from actual people?
The content of the lessons is also questionable. They are using what they refer to as casual English and recommend students leave sounds off of words, such as ING at the end of words. They have other bizarre suggestions for the English learner as-if their target audience is teenagers at a video arcade.
This book is not appropriate for those learners seeking proper English pronunciation for job interviews, college entrance or more lofty goals. This is one of my biggest disappointments so far in purchasing an ESL book
I view this book as more of a supplemental resource for our students since it assumes a working knowledge of basic English. That working knowledge is what our classes are developing. It would not be appropriate for true beginners. After three semesters of our once-a-week class, I find our students are ready to start with the book, albeit moving slowly at first.
If you are working with English learners at an intermediate level, I would recommend you take a look at this book. Whether or not you use it as your primary resource, I think you'll find it's useful.
Overall, it's a good value considering it includes the CD with the book.
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