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English for new Americans. Work and school
Piñeiro, Carol.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Living Language, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 audiocassette + 1 workbook (128 pages) + 1 audioscript (64 pages).
General Note:
Books written by: Carol Piñeiro.
Finding a job -- Enrolling a child in school -- A job interview -- Adult education -- Jobs and training -- Getting a license and buying a car -- Becoming a citizen.
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Format :
Video Cassette


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Material Type
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PE1128 .E489 1999V Adult Media Kit Non-Fiction Area-English as a Second Language
PE1128 .E489 1999V Juvenile Media Kit New Materials

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Presents a program designed to teach English as a second language, concentrating on such practical skills as asking for directions, shopping, opening a bank account, and using the telephone.

Reviews 1

Library Journal Review

Living Language presents a course in basic English and life skills for new arrivals to the United States in this new series, each volume of which consists of a 60-minute videotape, a 60-minute audiotape with transcription, and a workbook. The program follows a cast of ethnically diverse characters making their way through realistic scenarios such as visiting a doctor or enrolling a child in school, using an immersion method for accessibility to speakers of any language. The scenarios are enhanced through a variety of useful exercises in the workbook and on the audiotape. Focusing on comprehension and confidence-building, the series also includes features such as unrehearsed live interviews to illustrate English as it's spoken "on the street" and in various accents. The series succeeds because of the diversity of exercises, presentations, and course materials. The videos are engaging and user-friendly, with helpful graphical features and narration to assist the user, while the workbooks provide exercises to help students master the vocabulary and grammar. Highly recommended for all ESL collections. (Libraries concerned about used or missing workbooks should note that additional copies are available for $9.95 each.)--Amy E. Cant£, Ann Arbor Dist. Lib., MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.