Quest: Reading and Writing in the Academic World, Book One

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Quest is a three level reading and writing series that prepares ESOL students for the rigors of college academic coursework. This series differs from other content-based ESOL series in that it incorporates material typically covered in college-level general education courses and contains a variety of academic areas including biology, business, U.S. History, psychology, art, cultural anthropology, American literature and economics. Quest parallels and accelerates the process that native English speakers go through when they study core subjects in high school. By previewing typical college course material, this book helps students get "up to speed" in terms of both academic content and language skills. The Reading and Writing books combine high-interest material from newspapers and magazines with traditional academic source materials such as textbooks. The series is comprised of three levels: Book 1: High-Beginning - Low- Intermediate, Book 2: Intermediate - High Intermediate, and Book 3: Low-Advanced - Advanced. There is a companion Quest: Listening and Speaking series for same three levels.

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After teaching EFL in Korea and Greece, Pam Hartmann settled in California. She has taught ESOL at UCLA Extension, USC, Santa Monica college and West Los Angeles College. She currently teaches in the college Preparatory Program at Evan Community Adult School and writes textbooks in every spare moment. She is the author of Clues to Culture, and co-author of Tense situations, Get It? Got It!, Interactions Access Reading/Writing and Interactions I & II Reading.

Laurie Blass received an M.A. in Linguistics and a TESIL certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. She taught ESOL in the U.S. and France for 10 years, and has written several ESOL textbooks, including Mosaic I & II, A Content-Based Writing Book, Interactions Access: A Listening/Speaking Book, Task reading, Worldbeat, Reflections and Beyond and Let’s Talk Business. Laurie has also worked as a freelance developmental editor for several ESOL publishers. She also designs and writes interactive CD-ROM and web content for educational software developers.

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