Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners, by Eric Roth and Toni Aberson with Hal Bogotch is part of the Compelling Conversations series that also includes books written specifically for Vietnamese and Japanese language learners. Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners is ideal for students preparing for life in the USA or for older students already living in the USA.
The book consists of 15 chapters that feature pronunciation tips, expanded vocabulary lists, grammar notes, quotes, idioms, and phrases. Its workbook style provides students with space to take notes, develop their own opinions, and share personal experiences about important topics. Students are encouraged to think critically, ask questions, conduct research, and find answers. Through this process students become self-directed learners that contribute to classroom learning as they add to the knowledge base of their learning community.
With this book students develop essential listening skills and the ability to converse about relevant topics such as handling stress, breaking habits, and maintaining friendships while conversing naturally with classmates. These skills are naturally transferred to workplace environments and social interactions outside the classroom.
Teachers of intermediate adult learners who want to ignite classroom conversation would do well to have this book as an essential element of their language course.
Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners by Eric H Roth and Toni Aberson with Hal Bogotch published by Chimayo Press is available on Amazon.com as an ebook for 7.49 or in paperback for $22.50.
Freelance ELT Writer