Subject Guide: English as a Second Language

Are you interested in learning English?  Do you want to work on your reading, writing, and pronunciation? The information below is a great start for your language needs!

Last updated: December 29, 2015

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  • Mango's unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience.  Choose from 71 languages including English.

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  • 101 American English Idioms
    by Harry Collis

    This book takes the mystery out of common U.S. expressions and explains their meanings in context. 

  • Clear Speech [Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English]
    by Judy B. Gilbert

    The Clear Speech, Third Edition, Class Audio Program contains a broad selection of activities on CD. These include a variety of listening tasks filled with examples of key pronunciation features. An earlier edition is available in book format (paper).

  • ESL Beginner: English as a Second Language
    by Sherry Boguchwal

    If you need to learn the basics of English grammar, this is the book for you! Written by experienced ESL teachers specifically for ESL learners, this easy-to-use handbook is perfect for anyone who is just learning the language. 

  • ESL Demystified
    by Ed Swick

    This fast and easy guide features: step-by-step guidance through the fundamentals of English; hundreds of excercises that help you reinforce your new language skills; quizzes at the end of each chapter and a final exam.

  • Oxford picture dictionary. Monolingual
    by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein and Norma Shapiro

    Content is organized within 12 thematic units, from Everyday Language, to People, to Housing, to Food, to Recreation. Each unit starts with an "Intro" page (new for this edition) and ends with a story page, with single or double-page sub-topics introducing new words in a realistic visual context and easy-to-learn "chunks."

  • Painless Grammar
    by Rebecca Elliott

    This book combines instruction in sentence structure with examination of amusing expressions, and gives tips on e-mail communication, editing a school paper, and more.

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