English for (Foreign) Language Students

(Revised First Edition)
By Dierdre Wolownick
©2014, 184 pages

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    Mastering English is like learning to cook: begin with the basic ingredients (parts of speech), mix them together according to common sense (a few basic guidelines), season to taste (punctuate), and serve with the appropriate garnishes and conventions (spelling). Like a Master Chef with a flair for teaching, Wolownick offers an innovative recipe for English, not through rote memorization, as most standard tomes require, but through an understanding of the choices that have become our modern language. The result is a mastery that puts you in charge of the kitchen.

    Dierdre Wolownick is a professor of French, Spanish, and ESL/EFL at American River College. Since 1971, she has taught five foreign languages to students of all ages in New York, France, California, and Japan. Her credentials include an M.A. in French and B.A. in romance languages/secondary education from Queens College, CUNY, a D.U.E.L. from l’Université de Reims, France, a Certificate in TESOL from UCLA, and many years evaluating international essays for Educational Testing Service.
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    A recipe that no student should be without.
    Inside English, Journal of the English Council of California Two-year Colleges

    Excellent overall view of English.
    —Professor S. Trechter, George Mason University, VA

    Makes more sense to me than the way I was taught in school.
    —Jo Chandler, Chandler Communications

    I had a whole shelf of English grammar books that I’ve thrown out because they were overwhelming and difficult to read and understand. I was thrilled to be able to replace all those books with this one book. …Brilliant!
    —Tina Banks