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English as an Academic Language EAL: EAL Books
Online resources to gain experience in English (also known as English as a Second Language ESL)
Learn and understand thousands of new English words Clear, comprehensive, and easy to use. Every entry is accompanied by its phonetic translation, definition, and explanation. You'll find example sentences throughout that show English words in context. Includes a grammar summary that highlights parts of speech, idioms, sentence structures, and more A special section of illustrations--featuring thematic groups of words including animals, nature, electronics, music, the classroom, and more--to help you remember common terms A conversation guide that identifies important phrases for everyday situations such as meeting people, asking directions, going shopping, and more.
Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Both ESL students and teachers of ESL courses have found this book extremely helpful, especially in the way it anticipates and answers students' most frequently asked questions about correct American English usage.
A Fun ESL guide to American culture and language English USA Every Day helps familiarize immigrants and ESL learners with American culture and language in a fun, lighthearted way. Readers will learn about everything from finding a job and locating an organic grocery store to facts about American culture and enjoying the night life. Each chapter includes new vocabulary and idioms that are common in the U.S.A. There are also 2--4 dialogues in each chapter that show how people speak conversationally, with new vocabulary and idioms to learn and practice.