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Books on their way
to the ESOL Lending Library
(at Emporia State University)
per Christopher Renner

URL of ESUís White Library is:
where you can request books via  e-mail.


Global Links - English for International Business
by Keith Adams and Rafael Dovale

Level false beginning - low intermediate high school

Using authentic material about real companies, Global Links 1 teachers the basic language and grammar structures that busy professionals need to communicate effectively in international business. 

A four-skills course with emphasis on speaking and listening,  Global Links meets the needs of low-language level students while acknowledging the high level of sophistication that businesspeople bring to their study of English.  Authentic texts, documents, graphs, and charts offer realistic practice models, while the text's international focus provides relevant cultural information for doing business worldwide.  Student Text, teacher's Manual and Complete Audio Program (CD-Rom) available.

One Size Fits Few: The Folly of Educational Standards
by Susan Ohanian.  (2 copies available)

This hilarious, unsparing, and touching narrative recounts the author's quest to  make sense of the Standards movement.  Ohanian explores the ironic results of the movement in schools (e.g. failure to pass students who lack "necessary knowledge" on topics such as covalent bonds and the Edict of Nates), the absence of critical dialogue in the media regarding standards, and ultimately, issues a call to action. 

The Struggle to Be Strong:  True Stories by Teens About Overcoming Tough Times
edited by Sybil Wolin and Al Desetta.

In this anthology, teenage readers meet young people who have learned to face their problems, big or small.  The Leaders Guide (also available) includes lessons to link the stories with seven resiliencies all teens need, as well as advice on handling sensitive issues, guidelines for leading groups, and more.