USE JUST THE RIGHT PHRASES AND NAVIGATE DAILY LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES LIKE A NATIVE SPEAKER OF ENGLISH How do you ask for directions? What questions should you ask a potential babysitter? How do you explain your allergies to a healthcare professional? This handy reference is your guide to surviving and thriving in the United States, whether as a visitor or as a long-term resident. Hundreds of ready-to-use English phrases will help you converse with people you meet, speak with business owners and their employees, and become engaged in U.S. society. Inside find examples of Perfect Phrases for . . . . . . the doctor: Are there any side effects with this medication? . . . the library: Do you have audiobooks? . . . the service station: My insurance company wants the estimate in writing. . . . the bank: I'd like to talk to someone about a home equity loan. . . . the dentist: This is where it hurts.
Now you'll know what to say at the right time in any situation ESL specialist Natalie Gast knows from her experience that the workplace presents some unique situations. In this book she presents scenarios, business slang, and other linguistic issues that typical language texts don’t go into--for example, how to break the ice with small talk or ask for clarification. These hundreds of phrases will help you not only survive but thrive in your chosen field.
This book is designed for intermediate and advanced level English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) or English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) learners already in, or planning to be in, the workforce in the United States, and it will help you reinforce the skills you have in order to be more valuable to your employeer.
This volume brings together a selection of current strategies in the studying of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) from the perspectives of modern linguistic theory and praxis. Educators from various different countries examine current methods of English language learning in a global environment in which it has become a contemporary lingua franca. Several chapters in the book are taken from the session “ESL Studies” held at the 111th PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) conference. This volume discusses issues connected with the study of English as a second language by students from various different countries, such as Australia, the European Union, Italy, the Russian Federation, and the USA, and with several different native languages, such as Arabic, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. The chapters form a rich mosaic of interconnecting themes, highlighting the diversity of present-day processes of teaching ESL throughout the world.
Master the words and phrases necessary for handling everyday situations Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary for Beginning ESL Learners helps you develop your vocabulary by providing practice in word-building and encouraging you to analyze new words for an ever-increasing vocabulary. Each chapter of this comprehensive book focuses on a theme, such as family or travel, so you can build your language skills in a systematic manner. As you lay the foundation for an increasing vocabulary, you are able to perfect your new words with plenty of exercises and gain the confidence to communicate well in English. Practice Makes Perfect: English Vocabulary offers you: More than 220 exercises Concise grammatical explanations A new chapter on contemporary vocabulary An answer key to gauge your comprehension With help from this book, you can easily speak or write in English about: Different occupations and jobs * American holidays and traditions * Taking the train * Growing your own garden * Where it hurts on your body * Your house * Your family and friends * What you studied in school * Your favorite TV show * Your family's background . . . and much more!
The perfect guide to conversational English—now updated with new exercises, practice dialogues, and FREE mobile access to audio recordings With more than 1 million copies in print, the Practice Makes Perfect series is the world’s go-to resource for learning and mastering languages. If you are an intermediate speaker of English, but want to brush up on your conversation skills, this updated 2rd edition will help you practice your English using the most effective tools available—including new audio exercises you can access FREE via app or online. This premium edition provides a wide range of common phrases, sample sentences, and interactive dialogues that will help you identify the important “markers” in everyday conversations and situations. You can practice your skills using audio exercises you can access on the app or online. In no time at all, you’ll be speaking English fluently, engaging in conversations easily, and expressing yourself with confidence.
You've come to the right place for learning English quickly and easily! Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning this subject is building a solid foundation in the basics. You won't find a lot of pointless discussion; instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to mastering English, with important concepts linked together by clear explanations, appropriate exercises, and helpful answers. The first steps introduce you to the everyday expressions of the English language, allowing you to communicate in a variety of everyday situations almost immediately. Gradually, a series of interconnected steps takes you from simple to more challenging concepts at your own pace, with a variety of increasingly difficult exercises to practice what you've learned. After working through these exercises, you'll have a better grasp of the subject along with the knowledge and skills you need to handle English with confidence. Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners features: Easy-to-understand grammar explanations with multiple examples Realistic conversations for practical situations, from Shopping to Getting Around Town and Making Friends Helpful communication strategies, including the use of gestures and body language Exercises to help test what you’ve learned and measure progress Online audio recordings to improve pronunciation and fluency Danielle Pelletier is the president of English League, a translation and workforce training company that provides English and foreign-language training and cross-cultural education to international students and professionals working in universities and corporations.
REA’s English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. with Embedded Audio & Mp3 Download Helps English Language Learners Improve Their Skills A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner! Authored by seasoned ESL instructors, this handy guidebook is perfect for people who already have a good grasp of English, but want to improve how they speak the language as it is spoken in the United States. Written in a lighthearted and easy-to-follow style, this book is a great resource for people of all ages and all nationalities. Each unit introduces commonly used phrases, vocabulary, and verbs, and offers sample dialogs to illustrate everyday American life. Sentence completions, quizzes, tips, and illustrations make learning fun. Individual units cover topics essential to the mosaic of American life: making friends, basic skills, driving, dining out, dealing with money, home life, emergency situations, doctor visits, handling a job interview, and more. To improve your pronunciation, listen to the embedded audio that accompanies this e-book or download the Mp3. The audio contains all the dialogues and pronunciation pointers found in the book so you can listen along and practice your speaking skills as you read. The dialogues are read by native speakers and are a great way to work on accent reduction. If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!
Release on 2013-03-12 | by Stephen J. Thornton,Bárbara C. Cruz
Author: Stephen J. Thornton,Bárbara C. Cruz
Teaching Social Studies to English Language Learners provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face English language learners (ELLs) and ways in which educators might address them in the social studies classroom. The authors offer context-specific strategies for the full range of the social studies curriculum, including geography, U.S. history, world history, economics, and government. These practical instructional strategies will effectively engage learners and can be incorporated as a regular part of instruction in any classroom. An annotated list of web and print resources completes the volume, making this a valuable reference to help social studies teachers meet the challenges of including all learners in effective instruction. Features and updates to this new edition include: • An updated and streamlined Part 1 provides an essential overview of ELL theory in a social studies specific-context. • "Teaching Tips" offer helpful suggestions and ideas for creating and modifying lesson plans to be inclusive of ELLs. • Additional practical examples and new pedagogical elements in Part 3 include more visuals, suggestions for harnessing new technologies, discussion questions, and reflection points. • New material that takes into account the demands of the Common Core State Standards, as well as updates to the web and print resources in Part 4.