Brian Longfield’s life has somehow gone in the wrong direction. His wife has died, and he wonders if he will ever feel happy again. Hee works as a campground host in Mississippi, where he helps families at the campground. One day, Brian finds a small, hungry dog left behind by a family. And that's not all the family left behind. There's also a boy...
Most people fail to learn a language before they even begin. Want to know why? Dr. Shane Dixon will guide you to understand the scientific reasons for both failure and success. The Language Learner Guidebook, through the lens of cognitive science, language acquisition, and practical know-how, provides powerful tools to help you understand how successful learners actually learn a language.
American Chapters presents short stories in vivid and easy-to-read 500-word chapters, perfect for English language learners.
Even some Americans don’t know the Deep South well. It’s a beautiful, forested region, with diverse people, and a long history. These stories set in Mississippi and Louisiana deal with two mysteries. How well do we know a place? And how well do we know our families?
American Chapters presents short stories in vivid, easy-to-read 500-word chapters, perfect for English language learners internationally and adult literacy learners in countries where English is commonly used. These two short stories set in Meridian, Texas explore themes of identity, work, and community.
This concise, practical guide shows you how to use Facebook to make friends with people you don’t already know, encourage more interaction on your own page, post successfully in groups, and more, so you can make the personal and professional connections that will enhance your life and further your social media goals. Detailed suggestions for what to say and do are included throughout the book.
Have you ever looked at something and wondered, “Where did that come from?” The 15 articles in "Inventions" tell you the history of inventions, from simple things, like pencils, to complicated one, like the GPS on your cellphone. Some inventors were famous, but others were ordinary people with surprising stories. For low intermediate (B1) readers.
When English is not your first language, taking care of English-speaking children and families can be challenging.
This self-study guide provides English language instruction and practice so you can master skills for childcare. Learn vocabulary and phrases to deal with
• communication with parents
• discipline and sibling rivalry
• homework help
Includes audio access.
The twelve stories and articles in this low intermediate graded reader are written in simple English and explore a range of topics from surprising success stories to extreme weather to other worlds...and more.
This humorous, opinionated history of the Western world covers over 4000 years of human progress from 2000 BC to the present day (2017). Take a crash course in the people and events that shaped our cultures and civilizations. As the author puts it, “You can read this book as you travel from NYC to Los Angeles by airplane and still get a couple hours of sleep.” And have a good time while doing so.
Live to Tell explores the art and craft of storytelling to showcase the dynamic between the written page and the live stage. The scripts for six award-winning tales are anthologized in this collection, with links to live performances from storytelling competitions, including The Moth StorySLAM. This collection will inspire students and storytellers to bring their personal narratives to life.
Come on a 28-day pilgrimage through dark times with the promise of light ahead. Each day on this journey, we’ll be on the lookout for ways to better live our lives in ways that invite the Divine to shine through. We’ll be listening for calling, staying open to wonder, and experimenting with practices for traveling light and keeping it holy. Stories, photos, and practices for reflective change.
Whether you’re new to the position or a seasoned professional, you can find ways to make your work as an administrator more effective and require less effort. 50 Ways to Be a Better Administrator offers practical, common sense advice on how to improve your professional performance in the areas of Leadership, Your Team, Communication, Character, and Organization.
English as a Second or Foreign Language, games, and global citizenship education form the perfect combination for the 21st-century language classroom. This ground-breaking book unites all three in a practical, classroom-tested series of lessons. Help your students explore social and personal values while learning English--and having fun!
This guide addresses the broad range of questions international students ask about the U.S., with information on everything from what to pack for the trip to how to write papers to why networking is important for career success. Includes detailed, practical advice about culture, language, and the American university system. Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students.
This book for ESL/EFL teachers has 50 activities, games, techniques, and exercises to help you teach reading skills in an enjoyable way - for both you and your students! The book is divided into five sections:
a) Pre-reading Activities
b) Reading Activities
c) Post-reading Activities
d) Intensive Reading Activities
e) Extensive Reading Activities
Variety is the spice of life – and the lively classroom!
In this practical guide for instructors who create their own teaching materials, IATEFL President Marjorie Rosenberg briefly investigates different learner types/learning preferences found in the classroom and then shows how to create or modify activities to engage a variety of learning styles.
Whether you’re just starting out, a mid-career teacher, or a seasoned veteran of the classroom, you can find ways to make your teaching more effective and require less effort. 50 Ways to Be a Better Teacher offers humanistic advice to nurture the teacher’s soul while improving your professional performance.
This practical teacher training manual & activity guide supports the communicative classroom. Activities include reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, & icebreakers, as well as activities for lesson planning such as discussion, giving instructions, guided & less-guided practice, and independent practice. Includes downloadable and photocopiable activity templates for classroom use.
Ten strangers are lured to a remote Scottish island at the invitation of a reclusive industrialist. Stranded on Lord Black's wondrous estate, the disparate guests have more in common than they first realize. Accused in a mysterious letter of having committed crimes in their past, one by one they are hunted down. But who is the killer? Will any of them live to find out?
From laptops to smartphones, IC recorders to video cameras, desktop software to cloud-based services, technological devices influence the way we teach. Whether you wish to use students’ mobile devices, conduct an effective & engaging lesson in a CALL lab, or simply expand your list of language learning websites, this book has a wide selection of ideas for you.
This guide for new or experienced teachers of English as a second or foreign language contains fifty techniques, strategies, activities, and games for teaching pronunciation. It can be used alongside any existing textbook and is suitable for all levels. This book has 6 sections: Word stress; Speech Rhythm; Speech Groups; Final Intonation & Focus; Linking & Blending; Consonant & Vowel Sounds.
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on enrollments & rate of completion) advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study. Suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English.
When the body of Former Governor Turyat is discovered in the Red Happiness, QuiTai is the prime suspect. Surprisingly, she seems almost eager to be taken into custody. If Kyam Zul is to keep her neck out of the noose, he must solve the crime without her help – while matching wits with not only the real killer but his scheming grandfather, his political rivals, and his own wife.
This book is for classroom or individual study for students who need to clean up their grammar at the word level in preparation for university-level academic writing. It presents 60 words or phrases that are problematic for advanced non-native students of English, exposing the errors, explaining them, and providing examples of correct usage and opportunities to practice writing.
Tony Grams comes to America at the start of the twentieth century, set on becoming a new man. He lands a job at the Ford Motor Company that puts him at the center of a daring social and economic experiment. Ford offers to double the standard wage for men who will be thrifty, sober, and dedicated--and will let Ford investigators into their homes to confirm it...
Teaching English as a second or foreign language is full of challenges.Teachers are often looking for age- and level-appropriate activities to engage teens’ interest while providing meaningful practice. This book presents ideas and techniques appropriate for teenagers, divided into sections for Icebreakers / Warm-ups, Vocabulary Revision, Grammar, Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
This workbook accompanies the online course College Writing 2.3x, Principles of Written English, the third of a series of three courses offered by College Writing Programs of the University of California, Berkeley through edX.org. You do not need to have taken the first and second courses to benefit from this third one.
This book is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. You will learn 50 ways to notice, understand, and practice different grammatical structures in English. The book covers both awareness activities and practice activities.
Curious why no one has claimed their UK lotto winnings from you? Why no one wants to call about the box of cash valued at (7,500,000 Dollars)? Why no one is responding to your PASSIONATE REQUEST FOR JOINT MUTUAL INVESTMENTS BENEFITS? This textbook analyzes common mistakes, drawn from genuine correspondence, and helps you improve your writing to be appropriate for standard business correspondence.
This workbook accompanies the online course, College Writing 2.2x, Principles of Written English, the second of a series of three courses offered by College Writing Programs of the University of California, Berkeley through edX.org. You do not need to have taken the first course to benefit from this second one.
Blood Highways is the heart-wrenching account of the biggest product liability case in history: the Ford-Firestone fiasco. At the center of the story are two people: Tab Turner, a charismatic trial attorney from Arkansas, and Donna Bailey, a single mother and outdoor enthusiast who who fought back from the brink of death to confront those ultimately responsible for her accident.
This workbook accompanies the online course, College Writing 2.1x, the first of two courses offered by College Writing Programs of the University of California, Berkeley through edX.org. This workbook offers additional ways to practice writing, editing, and reviewing the materials for the online course.
Those in line to the Malenfer estate are succumbing to terrible ends – a supernatural legacy, or something more human? Irish mercenary Dermot Ward retreats to Paris at the close of WWI, where he drinks to forget his experiences & the death of his comrade, Arthur Malenfer. But Arthur has not forgotten Dermot. Dead but not departed, Arthur has unfinished business and needs the help of the living.
ESL/EFL learners need to know a great many words to read, write, listen, or speak with ease. Students learn the most easily when they are interested and having fun. Games and activities that engage students, whether they are adults or children, will help them create stronger memories and store these memories for longer. This book provides 50 tips to help students learn and remember vocabulary.
Dangerous women aren’t always the ones who carry guns and take down the bad guys. Sometimes, the most dangerous women are the ones we don’t even notice...
In this collection, award-winning author Shanna Germain gathers seven of her darkest, lushest fantasy and horror stories about strong, smart women who know that danger is a matter of scale -- and of which side you happen to be standing on.
When his friend is murdered, journalist True Ailey sets out to find the killers, and in the process untangles a vast conspiracy that threatens to upend the global balance of power. Set in the near future, Virtually True takes readers on a wild ride through a world where corporations rule, technology has been woven into the fabric of people's lives, and information can be a weapon or a life-saver.
The good news is that public defender Summer Neuwirth just won her first case, involving a brutal rape and kidnapping. The bad news? Her client was guilty. And he knows all about Summer's past. As Summer pursues her next case, to keep an innocent woman off death row, elements of that past entwine with her present legal work and rocky personal life to culminate in a thrilling trial--and terror.
This is acclaimed linguist and author David Nunan’s fascinating account of growing up in the Australian outback in the 1950s and 1960s.
(Publisher’s note: Spellings and vocabulary are Australian English; a glossary of terms that may be unfamiliar to North Americans is provided at the back of the book.)
There’s no rest for the wicked, especially the Devil. While QuiTai recovers from her last adventure, Levapur is turning into a police state. The Pongonese are pushed to the brink of rebellion against their colonial masters, the Thampurians – but who is behind it, and why? QuiTai must wield her power and use her brilliant mind to outsmart her mysterious nemesis before a bloody uprising erupts.
QuiTai, concubine of the mysterious Devil, receives an unexpected invitation to cocktails with the disgraced Kyam Zul. She doesn’t trust Kyam, but when her ex-lover is murdered, Kyam is the only one who knows the name of the killer, and he won’t tell QuiTai unless she helps him first. The back alleyways of Levapur’s tropical colony hide more than lovers, and one of them wants QuiTai dead.
This book is made for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. You will learn 50 ways to practice and improve writing – both with pen and paper and typing. By applying these methods, you will write more, write faster, and write more correct and more interesting papers and letters
Many textbooks do a fine job of presenting grammar to students. However, some students or classes need more practice after they’ve finished the exercises in their textbook. This guide provides imaginative and enjoyable games, drills, and activities to practice different grammatical structures such as verb tenses, articles, phrasal verbs, relative clauses, modals, word forms, syntax, and more.
A resource book for teachers of English as a second or foreign language.
This book presents ideas and techniques appropriate for young learners, divided into sections for Vocabulary; TPR, Songs, and Chants; Flashcards; Grammar; Combination Activities; and Holidays. Several of the activities are illustrated with photographs from the instructor’s own classroom.
This book is for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. You will learn 50 ways to learn, practice, and remember vocabulary. By applying these methods, you will understand English more easily and speak and write it better. You don't need to be in an English-speaking country or in an English class to use this book.
Twenty-five essays on teaching English as a second language by renowned ELT materials writer and teacher trainer Dorothy Zemach. The wide variety of topics include classroom management, testing and assessment, teaching reading strategies, coping with cheating and plagiarism, teaching visual learners, culture shock, the value of a non-native teacher, and recognizing and overcoming teacher burnout.
Teaching English as a second or foreign language is full of challenges: How do you hold students' interest? How do you ensure that they get enough practice to really learn? This guide gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master writing in English. For beginning to advanced levels; many tips require little to no preparation or special materials.
This book is for students of English as a Second or Foreign Language. You will learn 50 ways to practice and improve listening skills. By applying these methods, you will be able to understand what you hear more easily. You don't need to be in an English-speaking country or in an English class to use this book. Contains recommendations for websites, songs, note-taking, and listening strategies.
Teaching English as a second or foreign language is full of challenges: How do you hold students' interest? How do you make sure they get enough practice to really learn?
This guide gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, & ideas to help your students master listening to English. For beginning to advanced levels; many tips require little to no preparation or special materials.
Teaching English as a second or foreign language is full of challenges: How do you hold students' interest? How do you ensure that they get enough practice to really learn? This guide gives you a variety of drills, games, techniques, methods, and ideas to help your students master English.
For beginning to advanced levels; many tips require little to no preparation or special materials.
This book contains 50 tips to help you be successful in online teaching, from choosing your platform to designing and building your courses to supporting students as they complete your learning activities and assessments.
This little book provides a collection of tips and reminders for taking care of yourself and having a productive and happy time as you study. Whether you are an international student, an older non-traditional student, a student at a community college, or a “traditional” freshman at a four-year-college or university, there is a tip here to help you. Get a copy for yourself – or a student you love!