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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:54 pm    Post subject: FAQ China - ESL Books Reply with quote

BOOKS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH IN CHINA:

BEFORE YOU COME:

COLLINS GEM COBUILD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FOR LEARNERS OF ENGLISH
Michela Clari
Collins, Cobuild, Harper Collins, University of Birmingham, Bank of English
http://www.cobuild.collins.co.uk/catalogue/gem.html

BEGINNER’S DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN ENGLISH USAGE
P.H. Collin, Mariam Lowi, and Carol Weiland
McGraw Hill
http://www.longman.com/dictionaries/which_dict/photodict.html

OXFORD PICTURE DICTIONARY
Norma Shapiro and Jayme Adelson-Goldstein
Oxford University Press
http://www.oup-usa.org/esl/isbn/0194700593.html

WORD BY WORD PICTURE DICTIONARY
Steven Molinsky and Bill Bliss
Longman, Pearson Education, Prentice Hall
http://occawlonline.pearsoned.com/bookbind/pubbooks/dictionaries_awl/chapter0/custom19/deluxe-content.html

LONGMAN PHOTO DICTIONARY
Marilyn, Rosenthal and Daniel Freeman
Longman, Pearson Education
http://www.longman.com/dictionaries/which_dict/photodict.html

ENGLISH FOR EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES: A PICTURE PROCESS DICTIONARY
Lawrence Zwier
New Readers Press
http://www.newreaderspress.com/store/frameset.cfm

WORD BY WORD BASIC PICTURE DICTIONARY
Steven Molinsky and Bill Bliss
Longman, Pearson Education
http://occawlonline.pearsoned.com/bookbind/pubbooks/dictionaries_awl/chapter0/custom18/deluxe-content.html

NEW OXFORD PICTURE DICTIONARY
E.C. Parnwell
Oxford University Press
http://www.oup-usa.org/esl/isbn/0194341992.html

BASICS IN PRONUNCIATION
Linda Lane
Addison Wesley
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201695294/104-9979728-2507915?vi=glance

WORD BY WORD PRIMARY PHONICS PICTURE DICTIONARY
Steven Molinsky and Bill Bliss
Longman, Pearson Education
http://eltcatalogue.pearsoned-ema.com/course.asp?productid=20000000005948

RHYMING DICTIONARY
Sue Graves and Brian Moses
Collins
http://www.collinseducation.com/Book/default.asp?id=15818

LEARNERS COMPANION TO ENGLISH VOCABULARY
George Davidson
Learners Publishing
http://www.learners.com.sg/viewbook.asp?bookid=44

Some of these are available in bilingual additions here. Some publishers in your home country may also have bilingual editions in stock. As a precaution, if you can afford it, buy the monolingual before you come.


AFTER YOU ARRIVE:

Oxford Advanced Learners English-Chinese Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of 100,000 Words

New Age Dictionary of English Usages
Wang Fuzhen
Waiwen Publisher

A Bilingual Comprehensive English-Chinese Dictionary of Everyday English Words
Zhao Zheng Qing
Qing Dao Publisher

Wen Shin’s New English-Chinese Dictionary
Youth Press of China

New English Flexible Usage Dictionary for Students
Jing Huang
Three Gorges Publisher of China

The New World Press Double-Color Illustrated Verb Dictionary
Gold Award Series
Hao Han
New World Press

Master 500 English Verbs for Middle School Students
Nie Hui and Zhu Wei
International Broadcasting Publisher of China

I Know: A Colour-Picture English Chinese Dictionary
Zhangyi and Zhangyue
Science Publisher of Shanghai

Conquering Spoken English series
Qu Gang
World Picture Press

How to Remember the Most Important English Words Wu Xiao Nan and Zhang Shao Bao
World Picture Press

Versatile Practical Manual of English Words Learning
Yuan Gui Chang
University Press of Huan Dong

A Master-Hand in English-Word Learning
Yu Zheng
International Broadcasting Publisher of China

A Logical Memory of English Words
Li Xue Zhi
World Picture Publisher and Science Education Publisher

1000 Words in a Day
Liu Yi
Foreign Languages Press

From ABC to English Conversation
Zhou Li and Wong Xian Xiong
Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press

Speak English Right Now series
Tiao Tao
Scientific Technology Translation Publisher of Tian Jin

Connecting the Dots
Deng Fang You Ren
Hua Yi Publisher

Instant Building Up of Hot Oral English Patterns
Gong Don Feng
Yuan Dong Publisher of Shanghai

NTC’s Dictionary of Everyday American English Expressions
Li Cha De and Si Pier Si
Yiwen Publisher of Shanghai

Easy English Communication
Wan Rong Pei, Zhu Shen, Chang Jun Yue
Li Gong College Publisher of Dali

Relaxed English Speaking
Wang Xiao Fen
Chang Chun Publisher

Easy Speak English
Huang Xin Xing
Scientific Technology Publisher

English Cartoons
Xu Jun
Dong Fan Publisher

A New Dictionary of English Collocation
Wang Wei Chang
Modern Publisher and Jian Hong Publisher

A Quick Reference English-Chinese Dictionary for Students
Zhao Peng Fang
Sichuan Cishu

New Series Dictionaries of English Usage
College and Middle School editions
World Picture Publisher

Instant Building Up of Hot Oral English Vocabulary
Gong Dong Feng
Yuan Dong Press

Current Words
Herry Fay and He Ping
The Center Press of Pong Fang

New Century English Word Family Tree
Liang Xing Zhe
Foreign Language Press

Picture Memorization of Commonly Used English Words by Letter Arrangement of Consonant Syllable Prefixes
Zhang Yu Chuo
World Picture Publisher

Primary English for China series
Liu Yan
People’s Education Publisher and Pacific Ocean Publisher

Choose English Names
Hong Hui
Textile Publisher of China


CDs and tapes, with accompanying books:

Crazy English:
Conversational Express
Phonetics
CET 4
Word Master - Junior High Vocabulary
How to Make Friends with Foreigners
Accent Reduction Made Easy

900 English
Yang Fan
Language Audio Publisher of Guangdong Province

Great Revolution of Spoken English
Hu De Gang
Language Audio Publisher of Guangdong Province

Just Say It Conversational English
Hu De Gang
Language Audio Publisher of Guangdong Pronvince

30 Days to Speak English Loudly series
Liang Xiao Li and An Lei
World Picture Publisher

English Dialogue
Li Hon Tao
Home-Abroad Translation Press of China

English News Word by Word
Lin Peng
ZhongShan College Audio Publisher

100 Verbs
Tao Yi
Electronic Audio Publisher of Gaungdong

Frequently Used Words
Zhang Wei Lin
Home-Abroad Translation Publisher of China

International Phonetic Alphabet (no book)
Wong Lian Qing
Foreign Language Audio Publisher of Shanghai

Phonetics
Yu Tian (?) and Zhou Lei
Audio Publisher of Hubei

Phonetics
Zhou Lei and Ding Lin Peng
Beijing University Audio Publisher and Zhong Shan Audio Publisher

Pronunciation
Zhou Lei and Din Lin Peng
Beijing University Audio Publisher and Zhong Shan Audio Publisher


BOOKS FOR YOUR OWN STUDY: Start with 500 Basic Chinese Characters, by Zhou Jian, Patrick Lin, and Ching-chou Lu. Then Flash Cards for Elementary Chinese, with 1375 Basic Chinese Characters, edited by Xiao Xiumei, Ou Qichao, and Li Shizhi. Ask one of the local teachers to select a good Chinese-English dictionary. Make sure the words defined are large print. Chinese strokes are much different than English strokes, and difficult to distinguish at first. Try to find one that includes Pinyin. Pinyin is pronunciation of Chinese words using English alphabet, but with a few letters representing different sounds than in English. The ABC Chinese-English Dictionary, by John DeFrancis, is arranged by Pinyin. The Longman English-Chinese Photo Dictionary translation index is arranged by Pinyin. You also need to be aware that some texts use traditional Chinese characters and some use simplified. The Oxford Picture Dictionary uses traditional, the Longman Photo Dictionary uses simplified. For primers on ESL teaching: An Introduction to TEFL, by Catherine Wrangham; Teaching English Overseas, by Sandra Lee McKay, Teaching English as an International Language, by Sandra Lee McKay.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR SCHOOL IS NOT CLOSE TO A GOOD SELECTION OF BOOKS: If you are going to a small town or remote area, ask your school to take you to a couple of large bookstores before leaving for your final destination. When you schedule your travels, allot a few hours to bookstores. If you’re not an experienced browser, you may not know that bookstores can be formidable. And bookstores sections are not always labeled in English. So bring a Chinese friend, or a note written in Chinese specifying which titles and types you need. In large cities, ask about foreign language bookstores. Beijing and Shanghai have the best selection. Hong Kong is a disappointment, but try the Page One bookstore.

HOW MANY WORDS A STUDENT SHOULD KNOW: Depends on the need of the student, but 80% of everyday English conversation consists of the 2000 words used in the Collins Cobuild dictionary definitions. How to define “vocabulary,” how to define “word,” and how to define “know” are vigorously debated subjects in linguistic circles. Written vocabulary versus spoken vocabulary. Active vocabulary versus passive vocabulary. Dictionary headwords versus conjugated words, derivatives, and compounds. Pronouns, slang, idioms, colloquialisms, etc. Also, the size of a vocabulary is not an indication of how well a student can pronounce or use words.

MORE BOOKS:
http://www.altaesl.com/index.cfm
http://www.questia.com/popularSearches/english_as_a_second_language.jsp

ESL PUBLISHERS:
Oxford
Cambridge
Longman
Collins Cobuild
Others:
http://humanities.byu.edu/classes/ling577lh/ESLpublisher.html.
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