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Linda Jeffries holds a master's degree in TESOL from Boston University. She has taught reading, writing ans ESL/EFL at Boston College, Boston University, the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, the University of Opole, Poland, and the University of Bologna, Italy. She lives in Italy, near Bologna, and teaches academic reading and writing at the University of Modena.
Bea Mikulecky holds a master's degree in TESOL and a doctorate in Applied Psycholinguistics from Boston University. In addition to teaching reading, writing, and ESL, she has worked as a teacher trainer in the Harvard University Summer ESL Program, in the Simmons College MATESL Program, and in Moscow, Russia. She is the author of A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills.
Part 1 Extensive Reading
Unit 1: New Vocabulary in Your Reading
Unit 2: Fiction and Nonfiction
Unit 3: Books
Part 2 Vocabulary Building
Unit 1: Guidelines for Learning Vocabulary
Unit 2: Learning New Words from Your Reading
Unit 3: Guessing Meaning from Context
Unit 4: Word Parts
Unit 5: How Words Are Used Together
Unit 6: How Words Work in Sentences
Part 3 Comprehension Skills
Unit 1: Previewing
Unit 2: Scanning
Unit 3: Making Inferences
Unit 4: Focusing on the Topic
Unit 5: Understanding Paragraphs
Unit 6: Identifying the Pattern
Unit 7: Thinking in English
Part 4 Reading Faster
Unit 1: The White Woman of the Genesee
Unit 2: Two Popular Authors
Unit 3: Popular Health and Psychology