EET recommends

Eric H. Roth, above, and Toni Aberson with Hal Bogotch are authors
of the new book "Compelling American Conversations"

"Compelling Conversations!" new book available

Compelling Conversations are featured in each issue of Easy English Times. A new book has been published! "Compelling American Conversations." See www.compellingconversations.com

EET recommends Nancy Hiser and English Talk Shop!

English Talk Shop provides accent improvement software, including American Speechsounds and Is ERnie an attORney?  Specialized healthcare, academic, and Canadian English software. Learn more at: www.EnglishTalkShop.com

2488 SW Sherwood Drive, Suite 201
Portland, OR  97201
503-713-3468

Photo, below: Nancy Hiser often shares a table with Easy English Times at CATESOL or TESOL conferences. See her website for more information on her pronunciation software.

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Do you know about author Elizabeth Weal?  Her book "English Grammar: Step by Step" series is unique because it is specifically designed for Spanish-speaking students who have little or no knowledge of Spanish or English grammar. For more information on her work, contact her at elizabethweal@tenaya.com

Citizenship resources

Need information and resources on U.S. citizenship? You're not alone! Many visitors to the USCIS website do. That's why USCIS created the Citizenship Resource Center, an easy-to-use Web portal that has information for learners, teachers and organizations. Visit it at http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship

Above left, Euphronia Awakuni, Planaria Price, and Susan Ritter of Evans Community Adult School in Los Angeles are pictured at the November 2009 CATESOL Conference in Los Angeles.

In the family

Planaria Price and her daughter Euphronia Awakuni are both ESL teachers. They have a new book out called, "Life in the USA: An Immigrants Guide to Understanding Americans." It has been published by University of Michigan Press.

Awakuni and Price did a poster session on "Teacher, Why Do Americans Do That!" at the fall 2009 CATESOL conference in Los Angeles. They also did a workshop called, "Cut and Paste English, the American Language Scrapbook." To reach Price, e-mail planariap@earthlink. Tell her you saw this on the Easy English Times website!

 

Above, VOA staff member Avi Arditti presented information at the TESOL 2009 conference in Denver.

EET recommends Voice of America’s Special English. The goal of the site is to “communicate with people who are not fluent in English.”  Over the years, its role has expanded.  It helps people learn American English while they learn about American life and stay informed about world news. It provides listeners with information they cannot find elsewhere. Visit http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/index.cfm

Above, Lance Belville is pictured with Easy English Times editor Lorraine Ruston and publisher Betty Malmgren at a CATESOL conference.
See his site at www.ActingYourWayToEnglish.com  for more information on how to energize your classes.

Elwell Publications
Contact Sharon Elwell author of "Free and Cheap Materials for Teaching ESL," "Jeremy and the Wappo," and "Reach Out and Teach Someone," at selwell549@aol.com. Sharon has written a new book called “Caught in the Middle: Reflections of a Middle School Teacher” about her experiences teaching in Huron, a tiny California central valley town. The vignettes provide a powerful, touching and unique insight into children who are caught in the middle between childhood and young adulthood and between two cultures. Sharon is also the author of the popular "Pon & Petronillo" which appears in Easy English Times.

"Cambridge dictionaries give learners access to the words and meanings they need."  See http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/

Alta Book Center Publishers www.altaesl.com "The largest source of ESL/EFL books and materials in the world."

ESL-Library.com - The resource site for language teachers
Find and print hundreds of ready made ESL lesson plans, and thousands of ready-to-print ESL flashcards for the classroom.  At ESL-Library.com, preparing for class is easy... Just hit print. http://www.esl-library.com

Spring Book Center - see www.springesl.com

Want fun space-related lessons? See spaceplace.nasa.gov