Professional English is a five-volume integrated skills English for Specific Purposes series designed for intermediate-level pre-work and working students. English for the Humanities is an integrated skills book designed to provide 40 hours of teaching and practice material for university students specializing in a Liberal Arts program or studying for a degree in the Social Sciences.
Kristin Johannsen held an MA in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She had extensive experience teaching English in Japan, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, France, and the United States. She has presented her ideas on global issues at multiple conferences around the world and was a published author. She spoke several languages including French, German, Spanish, Norwegian, and Korean.
The author team (Hector Sanchez, Eric Tejeda, David Ramos, Isa Tirado, Norma Hernandez, and Arthur Frias) are the academic coordinators of the different programs offered by PROULEX, the University of Guadalajara Language Center. They are experienced in-house materials developers, testing materials writers, and syllabus designers. They all have close contact with the Comunidades Bilingues project, will be able to observe classes, interview instructors and pilot materials throughout the writing of the series.
UNIT 1. PHILOSOPHY. Lesson 1. Are you going to be a philosopher? Lesson 2. First day of class. Lesson 3. In my opinion... Lesson 4. Too much to do. Lesson 5. The philosophy of right and wrong. Lesson 6. If we go ahead with this plan... Team Project 1. UNIT 2. LANGUAGE. Lesson 1. I don't have much experience. Lesson 2. Can you tell me a little about yourself. Lesson 3. Can you do a translation. Lesson 4. Linking languages. Lesson 5. We need the translation tomorrow. Lesson 6. A report on our services. Team Project 2. UNIT 3. ART. Lesson 1. We help artists sell their work. Lesson 2. Getting the facts. Lesson 3. I'm not so sure about that. Lesson 4. Keeping traditional arts alive. Lesson 5. Our objective in this meeting... Lesson 6. What should we do to help our country's artists. Team Project 3. UNIT 4 HISTORY. Lesson 1. Preserving the past. Lesson 2. Life wasn't easy. Lesson 3. I'd be glad to. Lesson 4. At home in 1250 A.D. Lesson 5. They must have been really uncomfortable. Lesson 6. Messages from the past. Team Project 4. UNIT 5 SOCIAL SCIENCE. Lesson 1. A very interesting question. Lesson 2. I'm very happy to be here. Lesson 3. Gathering information. Lesson 4. How good are our schools. Lesson 5. How is your research going. Lesson 6. The results of our survey show... Team Project 5.