A cart of books, DVDs, and CDs for anyone learning English is located on the 2nd Floor next to the World Languages collection.
Learn English Grammar
Practice Makes Perfect Basic English, Second Edition
Bite-size lessons. Big-time learning!
Practice Makes Perfect Premium: Basic English is a bestselling workbook that provides learners of English with invaluable tools to ensure mastery of essential concepts. Three-page units cover each subject, which can be completed in a mere 10 to 15 minutes! Each lesson covers a single grammar concept, supported by many clear examples. Extensive exercises keep you focused and interested while you gain confidence in your new language.
This second edition includes:
- New chapters on the future perfect tense
- Additional exercises for a thorough review of verb tenses
- New word search puzzles and scramble sentence exercises
- Streaming audio recordings of 40 pronunciation exercises via our exclusive McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app (mobile and web)
American Manners and Customs
Are you a newcomer to the United States? Are you worried about American manners? Don't worry anymore; with this book you will learn polite things to say and do in hundreds of daily interactions with Americans, it's written in "easy English" and the difficult words are explained at the bottom of each page. For interaction each chapter has questions to use in your classroom or to discuss with your friends. The text contains dozens of activities to help the learner increase their vocabulary too, with topics like: Meeting and greeting people, Introductions, Body language, eye contact, personal distance and touch, Manners between men and women, older and younger people, and co-workers.
Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners
You've come to the right place for learning English quickly and easily!
Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners is based on the idea that the quickest route to learning this subject is building a solid foundation in the basics. You won't find a lot of pointless discussion; instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to mastering English, with important concepts linked together by clear explanations, appropriate exercises, and helpful answers.
The first steps introduce you to the everyday expressions of the English language, allowing you to communicate in a variety of everyday situations almost immediately. Gradually, a series of interconnected steps takes you from simple to more challenging concepts at your own pace, with a variety of increasingly difficult exercises to practice what you've learned. After working through these exercises, you'll have a better grasp of the subject along with the knowledge and skills you need to handle English with confidence.
Easy English Step-by-Step for ESL Learners features:
- Easy-to-understand grammar explanations with multiple examples
- Realistic conversations for practical situations, from Shopping to Getting Around Town and Making Friends
- Helpful communication strategies, including the use of gestures and body language
- Exercises to help test what you’ve learned and measure progress
- Online audio recordings to improve pronunciation and fluency
Danielle Pelletier is the president of English League, a translation and workforce training company that provides English and foreign-language training and cross-cultural education to international students and professionals working in universities and corporations.
Better Reading English: Improve Your Understanding of Written English
Sharpen your language skills while you send your knowledge of American culture
The more you read in English, the greater your knowledge of the language and of the culture of its native speakers. The short articles in Better Reading English reflect real-life, contemporary issues and situations that will help you understand more about American English and the people who speak it daily.
Each chapter features articles that cover a specific topic, with each subsequent piece becoming more challenging as the section progresses. These engaging texts come from everyday sources, so you get a contemporary snapshot of the culture of the American English-speaking world, from the natural world to urban life, and from the early United States to modern technology. The exercises that follow each article will help the development of your language skills, such as:
● Using word formation, cognates, and context to determine meaning
● Understanding idioms and artistic expressions
● Improving your speed in reading English
Better Reading English will not only help you improve or revive your language skills, but will also open up the enjoyable and exciting world of reading in English.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
ESL classes at the Ela Area Public Library District are provided by the Mundelein School District 120 Adult Education Department. Please contact them for more information.
Las clases de inglés
Las clases de inglés como segundo lengua (ESL) - Las clases de inglés como segunda lengua en Ela Area Public Library las proporciona el departamento de educación para adultos del Distrito Escolar 120 de Mundelein. Por favor contácteles para mayor información.
Carrito de ESL - Un carrito de libros, DVD y CD para cualquier persona que esté aprendiendo inglés se encuentra en el segundo piso junto a la colección de Idiomas del Mundo.
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