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English The American Way: College Culture with CD & Mp3
     

English The American Way: College Culture with CD & Mp3

by Sheila MacKechnie Murtha, Jane Airey O'Connor
 
College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Campus Life in the U.S. (Book + Audio)

From the authors of the REA best-sellers, English the American Way and Celebrate the American Way, comes the third book in the series, College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Campus Life in the U.S.

Overview

College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Campus Life in the U.S. (Book + Audio)

From the authors of the REA best-sellers, English the American Way and Celebrate the American Way, comes the third book in the series, College the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Campus Life in the U.S.

Written in a fun, lighthearted, and easy-to-follow style, this book is THE resource for international college-bound students who want to improve their English language skills.

College the American Way answers the who? what? where? why? and how? questions about college life in the U.S. Learn who can help, what to do, where to go, why to check out housing and meal plans, and how to . . . HAVE FUN! Each easy-to-read part is full of vocabulary, informal language, idioms, phrasal verbs, dialogues, and activities.

Our audio lets you practice speaking English like an American until you're perfect! Improve your listening and speaking skills with the sample dialogues included on our audio CD. You can also download the MP3 files to your mobile device and practice wherever you go.

Whether you want to improve your understanding of campus life, or just expand your everyday vocabulary, this fun and friendly guide will help you build your skills and communicate with precision - and success!

Don't miss the first two books in the series:English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. and Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture in the U.S.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738612133
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
11/17/2016
Series:
English as a Second Language Series
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,297,050
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.80(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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How This Book Works

The emphasis is on fun in this lighthearted guide to college culture and language in the United States.

College the American Wayanswers the who? what? where? why? and how? questions about college life in the U.S. Learn who can help, what to do, where to go, why to check out housing and meal plans, and how to... HAVE FUN! Each part of the book is full of vocabulary, informal language, idioms, phrasal verbs, dialogues, and activities.

Look for the By the Way boxes. They have little tips and explanations about stuff American students already know. The Think About It sections give you time to compare cultures and analyze your own thoughts. Language Spotsin every section give you lots of grammar and usage information. Then practice with the fun activity.

There are quizzes in every section for you to practice what you’ve learned. Look for: Try It!, Your Turn!, and Use Your Words! Each of these activities will help you use the culture and language information you’ve just read.

Then listen to the dialogues to hear the language spoken by native English speakers.

You’ll love the Culture Catch-Up section! There are jokes in Just For Fun, Tips about American culture, and fun things to see and do in Road Trips. Check out Quick Facts and Any Questionsfor cool notes about American geography, history, and culture.

Good luck, and HAVE FUN!

Meet the Author

Sheila and Jane have been colleagues and friends for... well, let’s just say a long time. As ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, they have worked together on tons of projects and they always had lots of fun as they worked. A partnership was born!

Together, Jane and Sheila have teaching credentials in several states and on two continents. With years of experience, they have taught ESL to little kids, big kids, university students, adult workers, corporate executives, and other teachers in the U.S. and Europe (online and in regular classroom settings).

Sheila and Jane have served on the New Jersey Department of Education Advisory Committee for ESL/Bilingual Education. They’ve facilitated online ESL training courses for educators through the NJ DOE professional development program. Sheila has held several leadership positions scoring English teacher candidate responses for an international testing company, and Jane has written ESL test questions and rated English as a Foreign Language exams for another internationally recognized testing company.

They have been recognized for excellence in teaching, and have won several awards, including three Teacher-of-the-Year awards, and corporate citations for excellence. They’ve given numerous presentations, and they’ve written curricula and syllabi for diverse ESL populations.

Jane is the founding Director of the ESL program at Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia, where she has worked since 2007. She has rated ITA students at Princeton (with Sheila!), and taught at Burlington County College and Westampton Schools.

Sheila has been a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania English Language Program since 2007. As her family grew and moved, Sheila has always found a home in universities: rating ITA students at Princeton University (with Jane!); and teaching at universities north and south: William Paterson University, Rutgers University, and Francis Marion University.

Sheila and Jane may live several states apart, but they always find time to work together on FUN projects . . like this book!

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