esl-book.com - Speaking Skills http://esl-book.com/?q=taxonomy/term/2/0 Conversation skills matter. English Language Learners, whether in adult school, high school, IEP, or college class, want to literally speak English and have deep, satisfying conversations - in English. English language learners want to share experiences and insights on contemporary topics - and expand their practical and academic vocabulary. Quotations and proverbs, from differing points of view, also encourage discussions, model excellent communication, and develop critical thinking skills. Students hold longer discussions, learn about their classmates, and gain practical experience. Let's create better, deeper, and more enjoyable conversations - even in English! All of these quality textbooks will help English language learners speak their mind – and their audiences understand their speech. en Creative, Flexible Ready-to-use Speaking Exercises http://esl-book.com/?q=english-language-conversation-text-book-review <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"> &lt;p&gt;This innovative ESL textbook encourages students to learn by doing, share their experiences, learn about classmates, and develop conversational fluency. Ideal for conversation classes where students must constantly speak, this excellent resource can also supplement advanced and high intermediate classes. Finally, the easy-to-use format with concise chapters of three-four pages provides exceptional flexibility for English teachers.&lt;/p&gt; </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"> &lt;p&gt;Teachers will probably not be able to finish the book in a single semester, annoying some students. Plus, some chapters also touch on controversial subjects (dating, elections) and seem very American (California calling, Coming to America) requiring some selective editing if used in closed societies.&lt;/p&gt; </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/61%2B93dImzKL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students" title="Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students" height="75" width="59" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Compelling-Conversations-Questions-Quotations-Timeless/dp/141965828X%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D141965828X" rel="nofollow">Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics- An Engaging ESL Textbook for Advanced Students</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>What a delight! This conversation book gets ESL students talking. Each chapter poses 25 or so questions and shares a dozen fun quotes. Lots of great conversations starters like &quot;How do you win the game of life?&quot; Superb resource for &quot;multi-level&quot; Intermediate and Advanced classes. An abundance of material that can be used both in and out of the classroom.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=english-language-conversation-text-book-review#comments Adult Education Advanced ESL American English Compelling Conversations conversation clubs Education EFL English Conversation textbook ESL speaking skills natural English Speaking Skills Sat, 17 Jan 2009 22:30:13 +0000 Mark 15 at http://esl-book.com Practical, detailed, and illuminating http://esl-book.com/?q=art-teaching-speaking-research-pedagogy-esl-efl <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/51DE3GMC51L._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom" title="The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom" height="75" width="52" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Art-Teaching-Speaking-Research-Classroom/dp/0472031651%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0472031651" rel="nofollow">The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>This practical guide for English teachers should find a large audience, especially in MA classes on ESL methodology. Combining personal insights, detailed interview with fellow ESL teachers, and a survey of recent research and an acute awareness that context matters, Keith Folse has written an outstanding primer for conversation teachers and tutors. His 20 short vignettes in Chapter 3 (What does a Conversation Class Look Like) are worth the coverprice alone. If you have already, or you plan to teach a conversation class, I strongly recommend this outstanding primer.</p> http://esl-book.com/?q=art-teaching-speaking-research-pedagogy-esl-efl#comments English Language Teaching Speaking Skills The Art of Teaching Speaking: Research and Pedagogy for the ESL/EFL Classroom Sat, 10 Jan 2009 04:57:33 +0000 Editor 5 at http://esl-book.com American Idioms Now and Forever http://esl-book.com/?q=speak-english-like-american-book-audio-cd-review%20%20 <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/516XTY05HEL._SL75_.jpg" alt="Image of Speak English Like an American (Book &amp;amp; Audio CD set)" title="Speak English Like an American (Book &amp;amp; Audio CD set)" height="75" width="50" /><div><strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Speak-English-Like-American-Audio/dp/0972530037%3FSubscriptionId%3D0CD9RCQYM0TBVH55NB82%26tag%3Dcompellingconversations-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0972530037" rel="nofollow">Speak English Like an American (Book &amp; Audio CD set)</a></strong></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p>This excellent ESL textbook provides engaging model dialogs, explains practical American idioms - with solid definitions and examples, and includes a CD with clear articulation. The dialogs, illustrated with pen and ink cartoons, display a healthy sense of humor. Speak English Like an American is almost ideal for adult education students, international visitors seeking to improve their language skills, and young people considering studying in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=speak-english-like-american-book-audio-cd-review%20%20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=speak-english-like-american-book-audio-cd-review%20%20#comments Book & Audio CD set Intermediate ESL Speak English Like an American Speaking Skills Sat, 10 Dec 2011 19:56:35 +0000 Editor 8 at http://esl-book.com The American Accent Audio Course http://esl-book.com/?q=american-accent-audio-course <div class="mobileOrStandard" style=""> <h4><span class="recordTitle">The American Accent Audio Course</span> <span class="mobileOnly" style="display: none;"> (mobile only) </span></h4> </div> <div class="description"><span class="descriptionContent">The American Accent Course Is A 16 Hour Audio Program That Helps Non-native (esl) English Speakers Lose Their Foreign Accent.</span></div> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=american-accent-audio-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advanced ESL Intermediate ESL Speaking Skills Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:59:30 +0000 Mark 39 at http://esl-book.com American Pronunciation Course http://esl-book.com/?q=american-pronunciation-course <div class="mobileOrStandard" style=""> <h4><span class="recordTitle">The American Pronunciation Course</span> <span class="mobileOnly" style="display: none;"> (mobile only) </span></h4> </div> <div class="description"><span class="descriptionContent">This 15 Week Online American Pronunciation Course Is Designed For People Who Have Learned English As A Teenager Or Adult And Would Like To Improve Their Pronunciation. Ideal For International Professionals And More Advanced ESL Students.</span></div> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=american-pronunciation-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advanced ESL Speaking Skills Wed, 07 Dec 2011 19:53:05 +0000 Mark 38 at http://esl-book.com A Powerful, Practical Pronunciation Book for Self-Study http://esl-book.com/?q=node/35 <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"> &lt;p&gt;- Detailed, Practical, and Sensible Techniques - Expert advice by Santa Monica Community College Professor -Excellent CDS - Inspiring Quotations -Targeted for Advanced English Language Learners -Perfect for Self-Study -Can be Effectively Used in Pronunciation and Oral Skills Courses for Intermediate and Advanced Students -Reasonably Priced&lt;/p&gt; </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"> &lt;p&gt;- None&lt;/p&gt; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p>Are you sometimes misunderstood by your American co-workers or customers - even though you have lived in the United Staes for years? Do you sometimes mispronounce words causing needless confusion and sometimes stress? Do you give professional presentations and want the native English speaking audience to clearly understand your words and ideas? Have you been looking for an excellent self-study guide to improve your American English pronunciation? </p> <p><a href="http://esl-book.com/?q=node/35" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://esl-book.com/?q=node/35#comments Advanced ESL Speaking Skills Fri, 25 Jun 2010 13:20:41 +0000 Eric 35 at http://esl-book.com