"Reading News Articles in English: A Special Edition for the Japanese ESL Classroom"
By: Dr. David Victor Petersen
Dr. David Petersen has announced the launch of "Reading News Articles in English: A Special Edition for the Japanese ESL Classroom". Intended as an effective language learning resource, this guidebook was written from the perspective of students in Japan who find themselves struggling with online articles in English dealing with news, sports, business & financial topics, and politics.
The structure of the book took shape while working as a Japanese translator with an agency in Hiroshima. "As one of the few native speakers at the company, I ended up fielding many questions about news articles and other "media English". I soon realized that conventional dictionaries simply don't provide adequate coverage of everyday idioms and expressions, never mind the context and practice so necessary to the effective acquisition of a second language. The drive to create a better resource, geared specifically to the student of English in Japan is what resulted in this book."
"Reading News Articles in English: A Special Edition for the Japanese ESL Classroom" covers nearly 200 connectors, phrasal verbs, idiomatic verb phrases, and everyday expressions. There are tips on reading articles dealing with news, sports, business & financial topics, and politics, and students can test themselves with mini-quizzes and a final exam.
About the author:
Dr. David Petersen has a B.Sc., a Ph.D., a certificate in teaching English as a second language, and the highest level on the national Japanese Language Proficiency Test. He has taught English in Japan, South Korea, and Hungary, and has worked for nearly twenty years as a Japanese-to-
Dr. David Victor Petersen