Chimayo Press Catalog Spotlight: Compelling Convesations – Vietnam

Chimayo Press Catalog Spotlight: Compelling Convesations – Vietnam

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Vietnamese readers and teachers of English: do you wish to create a more fluency-focused curriculum for your ESL/EFL class this fall? Are you seeking new, engaging communicative activities to encourage class discussions? How about flexible lesson plans with a built-in homework assignment per unit?

This year we’ve updated our catalog with two new Compelling Conversations titles, including a second edition of Compelling Conversations – Vietnam.


Become who you want to be – in English!

Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English is a major expansion of our first specialized text for Vietnamese English language learners, co-written by myself and Teresa Nguyen, a core faculty member in the American Language Program (ALP) at California State University, Fullerton. Begun as a passion project, this collaboration is what I believe to be our strongest book yet, opening the possibility of revision for other titles in the future. Furthermore, with a much wider variety of fluency-focused, and vocabulary-building communicative exercises, the new Compelling Conversations – Vietnam helps Vietnamese American English language learners survive and thrive in the United States.

You can download Chimayo Press’s Fall 2016 catalog, for free, here. The full catalog, along with five of the featured books, will also be at the Frankfurt Book Fair this month. Consider me psyched!

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About the Author

Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures and perils of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California (USC). He also consults English language schools on communicative methods to effectively teach English. Roth co-authored Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics in 2006 to help English language learners increase their English fluency. Recommended by English Teaching Professional magazine, the advanced ESL textbook has been used in over 50 countries in English classrooms and conversation clubs. Easy English Times, an adult literacy newspaper, has published a monthly column, “Instant Conversation Activities,” based on the book since 2008. The first specific version for a particular country, Vietnam, was published in 2011. Compelling American Conversations came out in 2012, and Compelling Conversations – Japan arrived in 2015. Eric enjoys sharing reflections, resources, and teaching tips on this #ESL #EFL #ELT blog.

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