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"We learn by doing." – English Proverb

Compelling Conversations - ESL book

  • Do you want more English conversation activities in your ESL classes?
  • Do your English students need practice asking and answering questions? 
  • Are you looking for engaging ESL materials that spark genuine student conversations on topics that matter to your students?

If so, Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics can help you create stimulating English conversations. Our engaging conversation book includes self-contained chapters that show ESL (English as a Second Language) students how to ask better questions, provide clearer answers, paraphrase global proverbs, and express personal opinions in English. Focusing on essential fluency skills, Compelling Conversation guides English language learners in exploring our changing world and learning English by doing.

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Critical Praise for Compelling Conversations:

Compelling Conversations is a recommended resource for teachers who want to make their conversation classes more learner-centered. ..It reflects the authors' considerable professional experience, and would be a notable addition to any English teacher's bookshelf."  - Hall Houston English Teaching Professional magazine

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“A conversation can be made easy.
Just ask a question and then listen.”

– Robert Bly (1926 - ), American poet and author

 

Compelling American Conversations - ESL book

  • Do your intermediate ELL students want to speak more English?
  • Are you looking to add online activities to inspire classroom conversations?
  • Are you looking to bring more American expressions and proverbs into your classroom?

Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners (ESL/ELL) explicitly emphasizes American language, culture, and democratic values.

Focused on the needs and aspirations of intermediate English language learners, this textbook presents a variety of ways to create and sustain authentic conversations with a developing English vocabulary. Compelling American Conversations challenges intermediate American English language learners to reflect and speak about their lives and experiences on 15 engaging topics in class and in English.

Critical Praise for Compelling American Conversations:

"Compelling American Conversations is a great textbook for teaching conversational American English to ESL learners. I highly recommend it as either a main textbook or as supplementary material for any ESL instructor to use with intermediate to advanced level students who want to improve their oral skills."  - Eva Owen, EFL/ESL Instructor

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“The secret of education is respecting the pupil.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 -1882), American philosopher

 

Compelling Conversations for Advanced Vietnamese ELLCompelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners is a culturally sensitive text that encourages students to speak about their experiences, their families, and their lives. With dozens of practical speaking exercises, Compelling Conversations helps advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners develop greater fluency, develop and express their opinions, give reasons to support their opinions, build critical thinking skills, prepare for standardized tests with speaking sections (TOEFL, IELTS), and create authentic conversations.

Author Eric Roth created this special version of Compelling Conversations based on his experience teaching in Vietnam.

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Critical Praise for Compelling Conversations: Questions & Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners:

"Compelling Conversations is a great book to get my students to talk beyond the usual topics they find in ESL textbooks in Vietnam. The topics encourage students to think, discuss, and exchange ideas and their own personal interpretations of idioms, quotes and proverbs. If you want to have your students talking and conversing, this book is a must-have!"  - Leah Montano, ELD Program Coordinator, APU International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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