esl-book.com - English Writing http://esl-book.com/?q=taxonomy/term/4/0 A recommended and reviewed selection of text books and workbooks to improve your English writing skills. en An Exceptional, Practical Book http://esl-book.com/?q=node/34 <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hrMeshi3L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Reading English News on the Internet: A Guide to Connectors, Verbs, Expressions, and Vocabulary for the ESL Student" title="Reading English News on the Internet: A Guide to Connectors, Verbs, Expressions, and Vocabulary for the ESL Student" height="75" width="57" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Reading-English-News-Internet-Expressions/dp/1847539777%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D1847539777" rel="nofollow">Reading English News on the Internet: A Guide to Connectors, Verbs, Expressions, and Vocabulary for the ESL Student</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>This outstanding resource, designed for our 21st century English language learners and ESL teachers, fills a critical gap. Providing practical exercises that explain 94 confusing idioms that fill news articles from the BBC, VOA, and CNN, this text helps Japanese ESL students become better news customers, critical readers, and world citizens. As an English teacher who works with international students develop their writing skills, I found these exercises exceptional.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=node/34" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=node/34#comments Academic Writing Authentic sources EFL reading English Writing ESL ESL newspaper Intermediate ESL Fri, 16 Apr 2010 19:03:51 +0000 Eric 34 at http://esl-book.com Excellent primer for writing instructors - and international graduate students, http://esl-book.com/?q=commentary-academic-writing-graduate-students <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> I teach two courses using this textbook at USC, and students make clear, significant progress by completing bite-sized writing exercises and analyzing short journal readings. </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41diP%2BMQO-L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 2d ed.: Essential Tasks and Skills (Michigan Series in English for Academic &amp;amp; Professional Purposes)" title="Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 2d ed.: Essential Tasks and Skills (Michigan Series in English for Academic &amp;amp; Professional Purposes)" height="75" width="49" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Commentary-Academic-Writing-Graduate-Students/dp/0472088572%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0472088572" rel="nofollow">Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 2d ed.: Essential Tasks and Skills (Michigan Series in English for Academic &amp; Professional Purposes)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>How do international students develop the appropriate vocabulary, register, and practice for writing their research projects in English? What reading and writing strategies and techniques do ESL students need to master to successfully write summaries, create annotated bibliographies, and convey their ideas to their academic peers and professors? </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=commentary-academic-writing-graduate-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=commentary-academic-writing-graduate-students#comments Advanced ESL Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students English Language Teaching English Writing Fri, 09 Jan 2009 23:16:51 +0000 3 at http://esl-book.com In Focus: Strategies for Academic Writers http://esl-book.com/?q=in-focus-strategies-academic-writers <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Clear detailed exercises </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not currently using in my classes </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PM0C4XFSL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of In Focus: Strategies for Academic Writers" title="In Focus: Strategies for Academic Writers" height="75" width="60" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Focus-Strategies-Academic-Writers/dp/0472030752%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0472030752" rel="nofollow">In Focus: Strategies for Academic Writers</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you teach academic writing? Do you teach writing in an ESL classroom? </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=in-focus-strategies-academic-writers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=in-focus-strategies-academic-writers#comments Academic Writing Advanced ESL English Writing Strategies for Academic Writers University of Michigan University of Southern California Fri, 09 Jan 2009 22:25:36 +0000 Editor 2 at http://esl-book.com Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition http://esl-book.com/?q=writing-academic-english-forth-edition <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-summary"><legend>Summary</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> provides practical techniques for students planning to attend community college or university. I think the latest version is the fourth. I&#039;ve used it in several programs with considerable success. </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-asin field-field-product-id"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="amazon-item amazon-item-book amazon-item-default"> <img src="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ov0nFWr%2BL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition (The Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4)" title="Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition (The Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4)" height="75" width="56" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Academic-English-Fourth-Longman/dp/0131523597%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0131523597" rel="nofollow">Writing Academic English, Fourth Edition (The Longman Academic Writing Series, Level 4)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>provides practical techniques for students planning to attend community college or university. I think the latest version is the fourth. I've used it in several programs with considerable success. </p> http://esl-book.com/?q=writing-academic-english-forth-edition#comments Academic Writing Advanced ESL English Writing Writing Academic English Fri, 09 Jan 2009 21:54:13 +0000 Mark 1 at http://esl-book.com