Synopses & Reviews
If youre looking for a fun and easy way to improve your English language skills, this is the book for you!
The warm and witty authors of English the American Way: A Fun ESL Guide to Language and Culture in the U.S. are back with the second book in their series, Celebrate the American Way, another fun ESL guide.
The accent is on FUN in these friendly guides to language and culture in the U.S. Learn tons of new vocabulary. Improve your communication and pronunciation skills. Listen to short dialogues and read about interesting aspects of American culture. Learn wacky idioms, usage, and yes, some slang. Get great tips about social customs and everyday situations. Fun-filled quizzes and audio dialogues make it easy to practice, practice, practice until youre perfect!
Practice at Home or On the Go
The audio CD includes the books dialogues to help you improve your vocabulary and pronunciation skills. You can also download the MP3 files to your mobile device and practice wherever you go!
About the Author
About the Authors
Sheila and Jane have been colleagues and friends for… well, lets
just say a long time. As English as a Second Language (ESL)
teachers, they worked together on lots of projects… and had lots of
fun as they worked. A partnership was born!
Together, Jane and Sheila have teaching credentials in several
states and two continents. With years and years… and years… of
experience (they just dont want to count them all, ha!), they have
taught ESL to little kids, big kids, university students, adults, company
executives, and other teachers in the U.S. and Europe (both
online and in regular classroom settings).
Both Sheila and Jane have served as members of the New Jersey
Department of Education Advisory Committee for ESL/Bilingual
Education. Theyve facilitated online ESL training courses for teachers
through the NJ DOE professional development program. Sheila
has held several leadership positions scoring teacher candidate responses
for an international testing company, and Jane has written
ESL test questions and rated English as a Foreign Language exams
for another internationally recognized testing company. (They teach,
they test, they score!)
They have won many awards for excellence in teaching, including
two Teacher of the Year awards, and corporate citations for excellence.
Theyve given numerous presentations and have written curriculum
and syllabi for diverse ESL populations. Add to this some fun
teaching projects in Spanish, public speaking, drama, writing… and,
were not kidding, even soccer skills and youve got two writers whoknow how to have a good time writing a book!
Jane is now the Director of ESL Services for Emory College of Arts
and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia. Sheila is a lecturer in the English
Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and continues
to teach, write and consult in New Jersey and New York. Although
they live several states away, both are happy to find time to work
together on fun projects… like this book!
Table of Contents
About Our Authors
A Letter from the Authors
How This Book Works
Symbols Used in the Book
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
A Winter Holiday for Everyone
Holidays of Light! Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Chinese New Year
Spruce Up—Its Spring
St. Patricks Day
Springing into Nice Weather Holidays
April Fools Day
Cinco de Mayo
Its a Heat Wave
Memorial Day Weekend
Independence Day/Fourth of July
Back to School
Answers to Exercises
Appendix A: Audio Transcripts
Appendix B: Vocabulary
How to Use the Audio