Compelling American Conversations – Teacher Edition

Compelling American Conversations – Teacher Edition is geared toward educators working with intermediate students – those learning English as a second language – at the American high school and adult education levels. Designed to complement and expand upon the original material, Compelling American Conversations, this guide to each of the original fifteen thematic chapters also includes new content on pronunciation and word structures to spark more lively English classroom discussions.

The original Compelling American Conversations was “fun and stimulating and, fortunately, very accessible for the intermediate learner,” as noted by Planaria Price, author of Life in the USA and Realistically SpeakingCarl W. Hart, author of Rocket English Grammar and The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book has also identified it as “a gold mine . . . . The combination of compelling conversation topics, which students enjoy; new vocabulary, which students crave; and brief grammar reminders, which students need, will get students talking and learning!” This 120 page expansion on the original Compelling American Conversations from publisher Eric Roth, also the co-author of four other Compelling Conversations titles, and fellow ESL teachers Mark Treston and Robert Glynn, includes a list of learning objectives and extended coverage on the vocabulary lessons, paraphrasing proverbs sections, as well as the highly interactive Search and Shares. Additionally, there are worksheets and extension activities for all the chapters, all of which is organized within the original 15 thematic chapters:

  • Opening Moves
  • Going Beyond Hello
  • Making and Breaking Habits
  • Studying English
  • Being Yourself
  • Choosing and Keeping Friends
  • Playing and Watching Sports
  • Talking About American Television
  • Celebrating American Holidays
  • Being Stylish
  • Handling Stress
  • Practicing Job Interviews
  • Valuing Money and Finding Bargains
  • Exploring American Cities
  • Seeing Our World With Photographs.

There is also an appendix full of worksheets and tips to create the optimal learning environment, an essential tool for any ESL class.

Designed with college-age and adult education students in mind, this text, like the original, is adaptable to other learning environments and English programs. This expansion remains part of Chimayo Press’ breakout series, Compelling Conversations, which began in 2006 with Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics, shortly after the press’ establishment in 2005. Since publication, Compelling Conversations has found audiences across the world in over 50 countries.

Compelling American Conversations – Teacher Edition

ISBN-13:  978-1512226751

Price: $18.95

Release date: 10/15/2015

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One comment

  1. Donna Daughdrill 281-290-3957

    Can you please send me a desk copy for the instructor book
    I have moved to another campus and am offering this course here. So I need a book for the new campus instructor.
    Send to:
    Donna Daughdrill CE Dept CASA 116
    Lone Star College-Cy Fair
    9191 Barker Cypress Rd
    Cypress, TX 77433-1383

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