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Here is our current list of recommended books. We'll keep adding more as we make discoveries. Enjoy!




Understanding and Using English Grammar, by Betty Schrampfer Azar and Stacy A. Hagen. Pearson Longman Publishers

Understanding and Using English Grammar Workbook, by Betty Schrampfer Azar and Stacy A. Hagen. Pearson Longman Publishers

Fundamentals of English Grammar, by Betty Schrampfer Azar and Stacy A. Hagen. Pearson Longman Publishers

Basic English Grammar by by Betty Schrampfer Azar and Stacy A. Hagen

Focus on Grammar series

Grammar Sense series

Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy. Cambridge University Press

Grammar Dimensions series by Diane Larson-freeman

Master the Basics, by Jean Yates.  Barron’s Publishers.

Speaking Up at Work  by Catherin Robinson and Jenise Rowekamp. Oxford University Press.

Side by Side by Molinsky and Bliss. Published by Pearson Longman.
Offers colorful exercises for English learners

Jazz Chant Fairy Tales by Carolyn Graham. Oxford University Press.

Practice with Idioms by Ronald E Feare. Oxford University Press.
This is a good book for IDOIOMS with exercises.

Mastering Idiomatic English by Loretta S. Gray. National Textbook Company.

The Ins ad Outs of Prepositions, published by Barron’s.  A very complete look at prepositions and phrasal verbs.

Mastering the American Accent with Audio CDs, by Lisa Mojsin.  Barron’s publishers.

Sounds Great!  Books 1 and 2, by Beverly Beisbier.   These books have many practical pronunciation activities for student to do in pairs or groups.

Vocabulary Power Levels 1,2,3  by Pearson/Longman publishers.
Offers a strong vocabulary foundation in context. The words selected are taken from the General Service List of the top 2000 most commonly used words (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs) in the English language.

Basic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy and Felicity O’Dell. Cambridge Publishers.  Great for beginners.

Writing from Within by Curtis Kelly and Arlen Gargagliano, Cambridge University Press

QuickReads – A research based fluency program by Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Modern Curriculum Press, Pearson Learning Group  

Street Speak by David Burke Books 1,2,3
A complete course in American slang and idioms

Biz Speak by David Burke Books 1&2
Slang, Idioms and Jargon used in Business English


Here are some Picture Dictionary suggestions:

Word by Word Picture Dictionary published by Prentice Hall Regents

The Heinle Picture Dictionary published by Heinle Cengage Learning

The Oxford Picture Dictionary published by Oxford University Press

The Longman Picture Dictionary published by Longman

Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Oxford University Press


Recommended books and resources for teaching methods:

The Art of Teaching ESL, Addison Wesley publishers

The Self-Directed Teacher: Managing the Learning Process (Cambridge Language Education)

Teach Like a Pirate, by Dave Burgess

700 Classroom Activities, by Maria Popova David Seymour.

Great for warm ups and filling in.

Five Minute Activities by Penny Ur. Cambridge Publsihers.
Great for warm ups and filling in.  -  Subscribe for free

Watch good teachers teaching brief lessons.