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Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners
Published By: Portland State University Library
Licenses: CC BY-NC 4.0
This textbook is designed for beginning-intermediate English language learners. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.
ESL for Beginning Students: The Way You Like It: Basic Beginning Grammar/Writing (Part One of Two)
Published By: OER Commons
Licenses: CC BY-NC 4.0
Book 1. Beginning grammar book in a 5-level series for ESL students. This is the first of the two books for beginners, and it is the first of 5 levels of Academic ESL Grammar. These resources were created by Don Bissonnette at South Seattle College, who taught ESL for 45 years. He dedicates these extensive resources to students and teachers and hopes that the materials make acquiring English easier for all who use them.
College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success
Published by: University System of Georgia
Licenses: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing text for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.
In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook
Published By: Independent
Licenses: CC BY-SA
With funding from Alberta Open Educational Resources, Bow Valley College and NorQuest College collaborated to create Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of e-textbooks for English language learners.
This textbook helps learners notice, learn, and practice English that will be helpful in your community. The textbook also gives learners practice in the four main language skills–listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Business English for Success
Published By: The Saylor Foundation
Licenses: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Overview: Business English for Success provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise, and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning.
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Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation (MIT)
This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students who need to develop better listening comprehension and oral skills, which will primarily be achieved by detailed instructions on pronunciation. Our focus will be on (1) producing accurate and intelligible English, (2) becoming more comfortable listening to rapidly spoken English, and (3) learning common expressions, gambits, and idioms used in both formal and informal contexts.
Licenses and attributions: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
American English (U.S. Department of State)
A government sponsored website, American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers' professional development and for students in the classroom. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.
Licenses and attributions: Public Domain