Compelling Conversations - Japan
Chimayo Press comes out with new authentically communicative, fluency-focused EFL conversation textbook for Japanese English language learners
By: Chimayo Press
Designed for Japanese students of high school and community college programs, Compelling Conversations – Japan remains adaptable to a variety of students and classroom needs, including adult conversation classes.
Some English language professionals believe the conversation-
Marshal Holmes, owner and head teacher of Eikaiwa English World online, adds, “I have been using Compelling Conversations with my intermediate students for years. With its range of topics, it’s a great book to get students to a higher level of fluency.” Holmes concludes: “In my opinion, [Compelling Conversations – Japan] is one of the best books available for intermediate English students.”
Compelling Conversations – Japan is the latest EFL textbook from Chimayo publisher Eric Roth, co-author of four other Compelling Conversations titles and a master lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC). His fellow authors are Shiggy Ichinomiya and Brent Warner, each of whom taught English in Japan for at least a decade. Ichinomiya also has photography credentials in his repertoire, and a language learning site, GoSpeakGo.com. Warner, like Roth, is currently a lecturer at USC and is the author of How to Pass the TOEFLibt Test. Their combined experience provides invaluable insight into the world of both learning and teaching English as a Second Language.
Compelling Conversations – Japan includes over 120 provocative quotes and 60 + proverbs, from authors, thinkers and celebrities from around the world within 12 thematic chapters: Getting the Conversation Started; Going Beyond Hello; Home Sweet Home; Eating and Drinking; Exploring Daily Habits; Being Yourself; Making and Keeping Friends; Sharing Pet Peeves; Taking Photographs;
Chapter sections feature a range of diverse speaking activities like: Sharing Experiences, Vocabulary Expansion, Culture Corner, Ask More Questions, Photographs to Start Conversations, Paraphrasing Proverbs, Pronunciation Practice, The Conversation Continues, Discussing Quotations, Tell Me About Japan ... in English. Each chapter concludes with a Search and Share web quest, where students find articles and videos online, then summarize and evaluate the information. These activities provide many opportunities for college students and adult professionals to develop, deepen, and practice their speaking skills in English. “We think this book is the best book yet in the growing Compelling Conversations series,” notes Roth.
This EFL textbook expands the innovative fluency-focused ESL/EFL series that started with Compelling Conversations:
Compelling Conversations – Japan, like the other titles in the Compelling Conversations series, is available for purchase through http://www.chimayopress.com, www.compellingconversations.com, or www.amazon.com. Sample chapters can also be found at www.chimayopress.com.
Compelling Conversations – Japan
ISBN 9780984798582 (ebook)
Publication date: September 1, 2015