Compelling Conversations Series
Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics from authors Eric H. Roth and Toni Aberson is a fluency-focused text are based on lessons that Eric created for his ESL students at Santa Monica College. It is the first book in the Compelling Conversations series. Feedback and praise from students and teachers around the globe inspired the rest of the series to meet the varied needs of English language learners.
In Summer 2012, Chimayo Press released Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners. This edition primarily caters to the needs of Intermediate students with an emphasis on American English, American cultural literacy and democratic values. Due to popular demand, Chimayo Press will publish its first Teacher’s Guide for the Compelling Conversations series. The guide will become available in Summer 2015.
Chimayo Press also has a culture-specific version for advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners. The book’s influences come from Roth’s experiences teaching in Ho Chi Minh City. Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners was published in 2011. A new edition will be released this fall. A title for Japanese English Language Learners was also published last year.