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Eric H. Roth teaches students the pleasures and perils of writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California. He has taught numerous English, ESL, and writing courses for over 15 years. A former journalist and Congressional aide, Roth also directed the CES Adult Education Center from 1996-1998. Roth received his MA in Media Studies (88) from The New School University, and his B.A. (84) in philosophy from Wabash College. He has traveled to over 35 countries, taught in France, Spain and Vietnam, and led many teaching workshops for ESL teachers. Roth co-authored Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics in 2007. He also advises the USC Conversation Partners Program.
on Nov. 05, 2010 :
Being originally from the Republic of Georgia I have used many ESL books to learn English and so far Compelling Conversations has been the most exciting, fun and informative. The quotes, proverbs and questions provided under each unique topic were super fun to go through and very helpful as a conversational tool. I enjoyed the topics relating to free time and would have loved to seen even more questions on art and photography. Compelling Conversations is an awesome book that makes the process of learning English natural and entertaining.
(reviewed the day of purchase)