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book cover      ESL Grammar The Way You Like It, books 1-5 by Don Bissonette (2016): South Seattle College. 

These books were created by Don Bissonnette for students and teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). I taught ESL and EFL for 45 years and wanted to provide books and resource material for FREE to anyone who might want or need formal English.  In these books, which were based on grammar, one can also find vocabulary, some pronunciation, punctuation, capitalization, and model paragraphs. Feel free to use any of this material, please.  

book cover      Transition with Purpose: Pathways from English Language to Academic Study by Michele Miller & Anne Greenhoe
      (2018): Portland University Library. 

This Open Access Textbook will guide students through their English language to academic degree studies. Key elements include culture and expectations in an American university, transferring academic skills from ESL to content-specific academic courses, and helpful exercises to be academically successful.

book cover      In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook by NorQuest Faculty (2016): NorQuest College. 

With funding from Alberta Open Educational Resources, Bow Valley College and NorQuest College collaborated to create Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of e-textbooks for English language learners.

book cover      Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners by Della
      Jean Abrams (2017): Portland State University Library. 

This textbook is designed for advanced beginning-intermediate English language learners in an academic English program. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of recorded conversations of native and non-native English speakers, as well as links to additional listening resources on the web.

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book cover      College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success by Barbara Hall and Elizabeth Wallace
      (2018): Georgia State University. 

College ESL Writers is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

book cover      Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach by Edgar Perez, Sara Behseta,
      Jenell Rae, and Jacob Skelton (2020): ASCCC OERI. 

Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach (2020) is a textbook adapted under a grant from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License without attribution as requested by the work’s original creator or licensee.


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