English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

ESL 251 High-Intermediate Listening/Speaking

Updated 8/7/2015

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**Note to all: None of the texts contain presentation skills. They must be supplemented.

TEXTS

COMMENTS

Title: Lecture Ready 2

Author: Sarosy, Peg and Kathy Sherak

ISBN-13: 978-0194309684

Title: Lecture Ready 2 DVD

ISBN-13: 978-0194417112

Title: Lecture Ready 2 CD

ISBN-13: 978-0194309691

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Must supplement pronunciation section.

Title: Northstar Listening and Speaking 4, 4th ed.

Author: Ferree, Tess and Kim Sanabria

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-338207-5

Title: Northstar Listening and Speaking 4 Classroom Audio CDs

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-338209-9

Publisher: Pearson

Authentic listening selections, mostly newscasts and interviews, on a variety of high-interest topics. Student book comes with My English Lab, an online component that offers extra practice. Needs to be supplemented with academic lectures and more basic pronunciation lessons, such as stress and rhythm.

Title: Academic Encounters: Life in Society Book 3, 2nd ed.

Author: Sanabria, Kim

ISBN-13: 978-1-107-67314-4

Publisher: Cambridge, 2012

A highly academic book that focuses on listening, speaking, vocabulary, note-taking, and oral presentation skills. Needs to be supplemented with some basic pronunciation lessons, such as stress and rhythm.

Title: Q 3

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Comes bundled with online component. It’s a bit more costly than other options. 

Title: Talk it Through! 

Author: Kozyrev, Joann Rishel and Marni Baker

ISBN-13: 978-0395960721

Publisher: Heinle ELT

 

Title: English Interactive 4

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Title: Mosaic 1

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Highly recommended by Alex, but not very academic according to Drew.

 

REMOVED:

College Oral Communication 2 – too dense

Contemporary Topics 2 – too simple, not academic enough

Face the Issues – copy unavailable, can be addressed again in the future and evaluated

Four Points 1 – too dense

NorthStar 3 L/S - too easy

Tapestry 3 L/S -  copy unavailable (went missing from library), can be addressed again in the future

 






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Last Updated: 8/7/15