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12Topics

Twelve Topics For ESL Beginners, by Glenda Reece, is a secular workbook covering twelve topics that ESL beginners need to know. Topic one covers Introductions, Greetings, Alphabet, and numbers; topic two consists of vocabulary related to work; topic three begins coverage of parts of the body plus days of the week; topic four continues parts of the body plus pain, and complaints; topic five is about family and colors; topic six is about clothing; topic seven covers body, health, and emergencies; topic eight talks about medicines and dosages; topic nine consists of money, shopping, and food; topic ten covers fast food restaurants; topic eleven goes into the Post Office and money orders; and topic twelve introduces maps and the community.

There is a teacher book and a student book. The Student Workbook is a consumable book with blanks to fill in while learning vocabulary and practicing writing skills. The Teacher Guide contains everything in the student book plus a Teacher Preface and Teacher Notes that precede each topic. Because these books include the alphabet and writing exercises, they are particularly good for use with refugees whose native language does not use the English character set.

Each book is available on Amazon.com for $6.00. Alternately, you can download the files from this web site (see Downloads below), but your cost of printing - especially if you use an ink jet printer - will probably be more than the price of the books at Amazon.

 

BVC

Bible Verse Chants, by Glenda Reece, is a book of chants for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) using verses from the NIV Bible. The lessons are designed to teach pronunciation with an emphasis on linking, sound units, and the rhythm of American English. The use of rhythm bubbles and sound unit marks help students distinguish between content and structure words, and also helps them to stop voicing each word as a separate and unconnected unit of speech. It is available from Amazon.com for $15.00.

 

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English Lessons from the Bible: Book of Mark, by Glenda Reece, is a two volume textbook that provides a complete English as a Second Language course. Together the two volumes contain 16 teaching units, each of which has three lessons plus a section containing Practice Exercises. All nouns and verbs are illustrated with drawings; all verb tenses are taught; and both active and passive voices are taught (volume 2).

The texts are professionally written, but designed to be used by volunteers as well as professionals. The Teacher's editions contain class objectives, applicable rules, and answers, as well as tips and techniques for the teacher. Characters and stories are taken from the Gospel of Mark in the Good News Bible.

The set consists of four books which are available for on-demand-printing at the FedEx DocStore® Catalog. The books are:
        Book 1 Student Edition
        Book 1 Teacher Edition
        Book 2 Student Edition
        Book 2 Teacher Edition.

Each book is available with a coil binding or with holes punched for a 3-Ring notebook; they are no longer available as preprinted books with a standard soft cover binding. PDF files of each book are available as a free download at the literacy page of the North American Missions Board (NAMB) website.

 

The Christian Life

The Christian Life, by Celia Herring Middleton. NOTE: This is not an ESL book; it is a Bible Study book recommended by Glenda Reece. It is intended for serious and very deep studies, preferably in a group setting.

This is one of the most detailed, accurate, and comprehensive Bible Studies available to those who truly want to know answers and to attain a deep and personal relationship with God through the Bible. The book uses a hands-on approach that will involve readers and hold their interest as they progress through twenty topics, which could provide more than a full year of in-depth Bible study. Topics include the profound discovery of who God is, whether one is reborn or not, the sinning Christian, the indwelling counselor, spiritual warfare, and many others. The book leaves lots of space where the reader should write in suggested Bible verses and personal notes. The study may be completed as an individual, as a group or a combination of both. This study is a “keeper” for serious Christians. It is available on Amazon.com for $8.00.

 

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Pronunciation

Pronunciation, by Glenda Reece. Single sounds alone won't help the students speak English well. It requires combining them into sentences. Teaching our language is more fun if your student learns to understand and speak using the proper rhythm and with appropriate sound units. (Recorded live at the Glenda Reece ESL conference in Arlington, Texas in July 2011.)

The package contains the Pronunciation DVD (2 hrs, 23 mins) and three booklets. The price is $15.00 plus shipping and handling.

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then just print the form, fill it out and send in your order.

 

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Cross Culture and Re-entry plus Four Levels of Beginners (Recorded live at the Glenda Reece ESL conference in Arlington, Texas in July 2011.)

The package contains the Cross Culture and Re-entry DVD (1 hr, 21 mins), the Four Levels of Beginners DVD (26 mins) and a Four Levels of Beginners booklet. The price is $15.00 plus shipping and handling.

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The Oral Proficiency Rating Interview Procedure. It is important to rate your ESL student's ability to speak the language so that you can place them in the correct class and measure their progress. This video explains the process and provides practice sessions with real students. Recorded in 1988; digitally remastered and reformatted in 2013.

The package contains the Oral Proficiency Rating Interview Procedures DVD (1 hr, 30 mins) and a booklet. The price is $10.00 plus shipping and handling.

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Conversational English Using The Lipson Method. The Lipson Method uses simple pictures to help students learn and practice Oral English. The pictures act as triggers for story ideas and keep the students talking. Recorded in 1983.

You can view this 35 minute video in the window below; however, the video is copyrighted, and you are not permitted to download or make copies in any form without written permission from ESL Training Services.

You can also purchase the video on DVD. The full package contains the Conversational English Using The Lipson Method DVD (35 mins) and an accompanying booklet. The price is $7.00 plus shipping and handling.

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then just print the form, fill it out and send in your order.

 

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Teaching with Pictures and Objects. Teaching with Pictures and Objects illustrates how to use create a class out of readily available pictures or simple everyday objects. Recorded in 1990.

You can view this 42 minute video in the window below; however, the video is copyrighted, and you are not permitted to download or make copies in any form without written permission from ESL Training Services.

You can also purchase the video on DVD. The price is $8.00 plus shipping and handling.

Click here to get an order form in PDF format,
then just print the form, fill it out and send in your order.

 

WEBINARS

 

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Basics of teaching ESL and beginning an ESL Program, Glenda goes over the basics of beginning an ESL ministry in a church. This is a webinar presented by CBF Internationals (www.cbfinternationals.org).

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ESL Bible at the Sunday School hour, Glenda explains how to begin and conduct an ESL Class during the Sunday School Hour. This is a webinar presented by CBF Internationals (www.cbfinternationals.org).

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DOWNLOADS

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Advanced Lessons from the Book of Mark, by Glenda Reece. These 47 lessons were created by Glenda for use in her ESL/Bible class For advanced students at her church. They are not seasonal so you can begin using them at any time. You can download them and make copies for your students for free as long as you abide by the copyright.

The lessons are intended for middle-intermediate to advanced students. They do not use the Lipson method and are not from her book, English Lessons From The Bible: Book Of Mark, which is for beginners to low intermediate. (These lessons are a good followup if you have been using English Lessons From The Bible: Book Of Mark, but that is not a pre-requisite.) The lessons use the 2011 edition of the Holy Bible, New International Version. The Bible content is used with permission from Biblica, Inc.

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Twelve Topics For ESL Beginners, by Glenda Reece. These topics cover some of the most important items that an international who is just beginning to learn the English language and American culture will need. The Teacher Guide and Student workbook provide lots of material that can be used to create meaningful lessons in those areas. You can download the lessons and make copies for your students for free as long as you abide by the copyright. Alternately, You can purchase the books on Amazon.com for $6.00 (See Books above), which is probably less than the cost of printing your own.

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Learning Of Jesus, by Doris Edwards. These lessons feature the Lipson method and target a flexible high-beginner level of proficiency. With an integrated skills approach, all four skills reinforce each other in the learning process. Learners' real-life needs are addressed with earthly objectives, while heavenly objectives point toward their deeper spiritual needs. A cultural focus validates the students' worldview and promotes cross-cultural understanding. You can download the lessons and make copies for your students for free as long as you abide by the copyright.

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