English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

ESL 200 High Beginning

Updated 11/28/11

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GRAMMAR/WRITING

COMMENTS

Title: Focus on Grammar 1

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Publisher: Pearson Longman

Computer software available in ATC 103.

Title: Grammar in Context Basic

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Publisher: Heinle ELT

  

 

READING

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Title: Themes for Today (Readings for Today 1)

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Publisher: Heinle ELT

Highly academic. Good comprehension and vocabulary exercises.

Maria likes it, students seem to like it as well. 

Pati’s students thought it was too hard, esp. the word form exercises.

Gloria feels the topics are too dry.

Title: Reading Explorer Intro

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Publisher: Heinle ELT

Per Letty, too hard for students , topics not relevant

Title: Reading Advantage 1

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Recommended by Letty and Gloria. Not as academic and the topics are more relatable. 

However, MUST supplement reading comprehension. The exercises in the book are too simple and short. Add some comprehension questions where students must write out the answers.

Title:  Active Skills for Reading: Intro

Author:  Anderson, Neil J.

ISBN-13:  978-1-4240-0186-6

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Recommended by Letty and Gloria. Not as academic and the topics are more relatable.

However, MUST supplement reading comprehension. The exercises in the book are too simple and short. Add some comprehension questions where students must write out the answers.

Title:  Weaving It Together 1: Connecting Reading and Writing, 3rd ed.

Author:  Broukal, Milada

ISBN-13:  978-1-4240-5603-3

Publisher:  Heinle Cengage Learning

Recommended by Valerie and Linda. Integrated reading, vocabulary and writing skills. High interest topics (not too academic), a variety of exercises, appropriate writing skills including grammar and punctuation.

 

LISTENING/SPEAKING

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Title: English Interactive

Publisher: Pearson Longman

Software available in ATC 103. Supplemental activity materials available in the ESL Library in LA Conference Room.

Title: Connect with English Episodes 1-12

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McGraw-HillVideos are available online at: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html?pop=yes&pid=942

 

Make sure your students know which episode to watch. The comprehension books are not recommended. Most just use the video.


REMOVED:

Basic English Grammar – Too difficult for this level


English as a Second Language Contact: Craig Norman
Phone: 408.864.5325

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Last Updated: 9/20/13