What every tourist and immigrant in this city has in common is Los Angeles itself. This textbook aims to engage English language learners in meaningful communication through exploration and contemplation of what made this vibrant city what it is today. In my more than thirty years of teaching English language learners, both here and abroad, I have understood that adults need clear explanations of sentence structure and dynamic activities to stimulate conversation. In addition, they need to be confronted with ideas that will trigger critical thinking. The companion website, EnglishinLosAngeles.com, provides interactive exercises and links to videos for listening comprehension and discussion. This textbook can be used in a classroom setting or independently as a guide to the language and sights of Los Angeles. – Piera Fumagalli "English in Los Angeles is a fun, practical, and useful guide to Southern California without skimping on English grammar and common usage. This text is more of a tour guide through the eyes of an expert who knows just what non-native English learners need. Seeing the author, Piera Fumagalli, in action when she coaches the students with her material is inspiring. I can't wait to use this book in the classroom for our visiting Chinese families." Lorraine Sharkey, English Language Development Coordinator/Instructor, College Launch, Pasadena, California “Although relevant the world over, this remarkable book is just the ticket to transport Los Angeles students’ skills and knowledge to the real world.” James Slama, Academic Director, Pacific International College “Piera Fumagalli has written a book which is noteworthy in its focus on L.A. Her book provides valuable historical information as well as suggestions of places to visit, some of them off the beaten path. For ESL learners she presents explanations and grammar practice as related to the topics at hand. It is a welcome addition to the literature.” Renée Sattin, ESL Master Teacher for 11 Years, Los Angeles ORT, Valley Branch
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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. see description. Book Condition: New. AUTHOR: Fumagalli, Piera. PUBLISHER: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. BINDING: Paperback. DATE: 04/04/2013. EAN: 9781483953281. Bookseller Inventory # EMLA-5784