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English the American Way

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English the American Way

A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S. W/Audio CD & MP3

By Sheila Mackechnie-Murtha; Jane Airey O'Connor; Sheila Mackechnie Murtha

Research & Education Association, Paperback, 9780738606767, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2011

REA's "English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S. with Audio CD + MP3
"A fun guide to everything American for the English language learner
The warm and witty authors of "Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S." get you started on your ESL journey with "English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language & Culture in the U.S."
"English the American Way" is your companion to everyday life in the United States. Engaging, easy-to-follow chapters highlight important topics in American culture, such as: making friends, getting around, dining out, dealing with money, buying a home, what to do in an emergency, visiting the doctor, handling a job interview, and more.
Our ESL author experts (Sheila MacKechnie Murtha and Jane Airey O'Connor) give English language learners must-know vocabulary, commonly used phrases, wacky idioms, and sample dialogues that illustrate everyday American life. You'll have fun along the way as you improve your English language and grammar skills with sentence completions, quizzes, and helpful tips.
Practice speaking English like an American until you're perfect Improve your listening and speaking skills with the dialogues included on our audio CD and MP3 download.
"English the American Way" is an excellent resource for ESL students and teachers, English language learners, and professionals of all ages and all nationalities.
If you're looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you
Don't miss the second book in the series "Celebrate the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to English Language and Culture in the U.S."

About the Author
About the Authors

Sheila and Jane have been colleagues and friends for well, let s

just say a long time. As English as a Second Language (ESL)

teachers, they worked together on lots of projects and had lots of

fun as they worked. A partnership was born!

Together, Jane and Sheila have teaching credentials in several

states and two continents. With years and years and years of

experience (they just don t want to count them all, ha!), they have

taught ESL to little kids, big kids, university students, adults, company

executives, and other teachers in the U.S. and Europe (both

online and in regular classroom settings).

Both Sheila and Jane have served as members of the New Jersey

Department of Education Advisory Committee for ESL/Bilingual

Education. They ve facilitated online ESL training courses for teachers

through the NJ DOE professional development program. Sheila

has held several leadership positions scoring teacher candidate responses

for an international testing company, and Jane has written

ESL test questions and rated English as a Foreign Language exams

for another internationally recognized testing company. (They teach,

they test, they score!)

They have won many awards for excellence in teaching, including

two Teacher of the Year awards, and corporate citations for excellence.

They ve given numerous presentations and have written curriculum

and syllabi for diverse ESL populations. Add to this some fun

teaching projects in Spanish, public speaking, drama, writing and,

we re not kidding, even soccer skills and you ve got two writers who know how to have a good time writing a book!

Jane is now the Director of ESL Services for Emory College of Arts

and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. Sheila is a lecturer in the English

Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and continues

to teach, write and consult in New Jersey and New York. Although

they live several states away, both are happy to find time to work

together on fun projects like this book! "