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by Edward J. Francis


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Edward Francis is an ESL professional with over fifteen years of teaching experience. The book provides examples of what English typically sounds like when spoken.

Edward Francis is an ESL professional with over fifteen years of teaching experience. He is recognized as an innovator in the development of educational materials and the creator of a stimulating learning environment for ESL students from Asia, Europe, South America, and Mexico.

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Edward Francis is a dynamic ESL teaching professional who is recognized as an innovator in the development of educational materials and the creator of a stimulating learning evironment. He balances 15 years of teaching experience with a proven record of achievement in curriculum development. An innate curiosity about other countries is a key area of interest for Edward. In pursuit of cross-cultural experiences, he worked in Japan for a three-year period where he had his first ESL textbook published. This book is a must if you're serious about improving your comprehension and usage of spoken English. -Cynthia Jones, an ESL instructor from Vancouver, Canada. My ability to converse with native English speakers has improved significantly after studying from A Year in the Life.

A Year In the Life of an ESL Student: Idioms and Vocabulary You Can't Live Without.

The book follows Andre, a student from Switzerland, as he spends a year completing his English studies at a. .Cynthia Jones, an ESL instructor from Vancouver, Canada, " A Year in the Life helps me to maintain my English now that I've returned to Mexico

Cynthia Jones, an ESL instructor from Vancouver, Canada, " A Year in the Life helps me to maintain my English now that I've returned to Mexico. -Enrique Ramirez, a student from Monterrey, Mexico, "My ability to converse with native English speakers has improved significantly after studying from A Year in the Life.

By (author) Edward J. Francis. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window). A Year In The Life Of An ESL Student is a must for ESL students who are serious about improving their comprehension and usage of idiomatic English. Format Paperback 308 pages. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

This book makes an impression because it is written about and speaks directly to the very people who are studying i. Destination, rates & speeds.

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About the Author Edward Francis is an ESL professional with over fifteen .

About the Author Edward Francis is an ESL professional with over fifteen years of teaching experience. Endorsements "This book is a must if you're serious about improving your comprehension and usage of spoken English. Marc Stohler, a student from Zurich, Switzerland "A Year in the Life helps me to maintain my English now that I've returned to Mexico. Enrique Ramirez, a student from Monterrey, Mexico.

A Year in the Life of an ESL Student is an essential addition to the advanced level ESL classroom. Название: Oxford English for Computing. A course for people studying computer science or working with computers.

A Year in the Life of an ESL Student is an essential addition to the advanced level ESL classroom. By studying the varied and interesting dialogues and completing the challenging exercises, students will dramatically improve their comprehension and usage of everyday idioms and advanced level vocabulary. The book follows Andre, a student from Switzerland, as he spends a year completing his English studies at a private language school in North America: from his arrival at the airport, to getting around the city, to attending school, to hanging out with his classmates. All of the situations and related language are real and directly relevant to adult ESL students. So join Andre on his one-year adventure. It's about to begin just outside the airport terminal.

Comments: (7)

lolike
This review is for 'A Year in the Life of an ESL Student'. Inside are chapters dedicated to typical spoken vocabulary and idioms as well as normal-sounding conversations. Each chapter has the same type of exercises and material, each differentiated only by its individual vocabulary list. The most useful material in each chapter are the conversations, the dictionary definitions, the brief definitions, and the fill-in-the-blanks. The other stuff -- such as crossword puzzles -- are kinda lame. I'd say this book is for intermediate students. Beginning ESL students will simply have too much to look up as they go along to make this a non-frustrating book. Intermediate students will find themselves looking up more than the words in the vocabulary lists, but not so many that they will get frustrated and give up. As for advanced students, the benefits will be limited.

This is a handy book for one-on-one tutoring, as the tutor can correct pronunciation and teach intonation as they read the conversations with the student. It's also a great classroom text for vocabulary and idioms.

Again, what's great about this book is that 95% of the vocabulary is common stuff, not college words, esoteric words, or antiquated expressions which ESL students will likely never encounter or use. The book provides examples of what English typically sounds like when spoken. I used this for only one week, as part of a class covering everything from grammar to vocabulary, and the students liked it. I had two of them ask me the title so they could purchase one.
Ionzar
I could not put this book down until I fell asleep. it is an amazing one and I really liked it very much so that I would recommend it to English learners for many reasons. First, you will read two pages focus on one popular subject. then, while you are reading you will counter new words or phrasal verbs or sentences that people use to represent specific meaning maybe the words together could not reflect that meaning obviously. second, in the next pages you can read the definition for the words that were in bold in your previous reading and of course with indicating to their parts of speech. third, you will be able to use that words through many exercises, now remember that you have read the definition so you should able to match the word to its definition. fourth, you can use the same important words by filling the blanks with the best word related to the sentence so you read the word in context which give you concentrated impact about its meaning.

However,there are 7 exercises that you can decide to do all of them or pick up what you feel is better for you. furthermore, there are comprehension and discussion questions. remember the subjects that this book interviews are important for you if you look for english for daily life- away from academic purpose-. Actually, even english for daily life help in academic purpose in some ways. so,if you feel that you need to understand spoken english this will be the best choice for that goal. However, I appreciate the way that I had could to memorize the words it was unconsciously which saved my effort and time. I found the most important thing about learning in this book which is enjoyment and pleasure.
Hanad
Just not for me!
Tamesya
Overall, it is quite ok. It might be better to add somc colors to it. I learned more idioms from this book. The dialog is easy to follow. Excercises are very helpful. After you complete the whole book, next is to figure it out how to say it correctly with the right pronunciation which is the hard part of learning English as second language.
Tyler Is Not Here
I have been teaching advanced ESL adult sudents for ten years and this is the best Idiom source I've found yet! Each chapter provides an excellent variety of excercises to choose from and it is challenging enough to be interesting to very bright adult students! (Most of the Idiom books encounterd in the past have seemed rather simplistic for advanced adult students!) I highly recommend it for this level class, but it could certainly be adjusted for use with high intermediates as well!

C Wilson
Tallahassee, FL
GoodBuyMyFriends
It is stolen from a library
Renthadral
This book is an excellent tool to learn how to speak English like an American.The chapters and the exercises are second to none. I enjoy studying this book, because it uses a different method to teach English as a second language.I made a great purchase.

Benny Fernandez
Let me start by saying that this is a vocabulary-teaching textbook and not a conversation textbook. Each unit has a long dialogue filled with idiomatic expressions, followed by a series of activities and lexical exercises, not by a discussion.
That being said, I honestly can't recommned this book to anyone who's looking for an ESL conversation textbook. The language presented here is useful, but there's so much of it cramped in one 2-minute conversation that its use seems contrived and forced. No native speaker would ever speak the way the guys in the book do. In real life, idioms are used in context and sparingly, here you are bombarded by them in a way that's completely unrealistic.
This means that each lesson requires very careful planning and editing to make it work . In fact, since I bought the book I've used it only once because of the sheer amount of time it took me to prepare a coherent lesson. And that after carefully reading through it to se what I could use.
Additionally, most of the scenarios given assume your student(s) is/are either living or planning to live or study in the US, which is not case with mine. What this translates into is that several units simply can't be used in class because the context is totally inapplicable.
Along with this book, I bought "Compelling conversations", by Eric H. Roth. If you want a book that will get your students talking, that's one book I'd recommend, hands down. This one, well....You need to know what you're getting into. Don't be fooled by so many good reviews. I understant people liking it, but it's not designed for ESL conversation classes
A Year in the Life of an ESL Student download epub
Foreign Language Study & Reference
Author: Edward J. Francis
ISBN: 1604945346
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Foreign Language Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Wheatmark; Reprint edition (2010)
Pages: 308 pages