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November 13, 2016


Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English, is now available on Amazon!

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

Perhaps we can help!

Like the original, this second edition of Compelling Conversations – Vietnam was designed for multi-level listening and speaking classes. These 14 engaging, fluency-focused chapters also provide hours of English conversation and class discussions; students will build critical thinking skills while expanding their academic vocabulary and preparing for standardized tests like TOEFL and IELTS.  [Read More]

June 20, 2016


Chimayo Press releases Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers to help nonprofits increase their fundraising success through the art of conversation

How does a one-person development office raise sufficient funds for a vital non-profit? Which conversations should fundraising professionals focus on to deepen relationships and strengthen institutions? What ingredients and values matter most in creating compelling conversations?

Compelling Conversations for Fundraisers: Talk Your Way To Success with Donors and Funders reviews the many subtle verbal skills needed for successful fundraising: where to start the conversation, how to deepen connections to donors, the importance of listening and learning donors’ values.  Written for novices, seasoned professionals, board members and volunteers, this 2016 smart resource walks fundraisers through conversation strategies that help build authentic, values-based donor relationships. [Read More]


October 22, 2015


Compelling Conversations - JapanChimayo Press Releases New Authentically Communicative,
Fluency-focused, EFL Conversation Textbook for Japanese English Language Learners

Chimayo Press, an LA-based educational publisher, proudly introduces their latest title Compelling Conversations – Japan: Questions and Quotations for High-Intermediate Japanese English Language Learners. The English as a Foreign Language (EFL) textbook focuses on fluency and authentic conversations. The 163-page title offers a wide variety of speaking exercises and cultural discussions that consistently encourage and foster deeper communication skills for English language learners. [Read More]


October 22, 2015


Chimayo Press Releases English Teacher Edition
for Compelling American Conversations,
Hopes to Spark More Lively Conversations

Chimayo Press, an LA-based educational publisher, releases Compelling American Conversations – Teacher Edition. This new title assists educators of English as a Second Language (ESL) working with intermediate students at the American high school and adult education levels, immigrant and international alike.  [Read More]