Longman ESL Literacy

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-04-10
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL

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Updated and easy to use, Longman ESL Literacy, Third Edition, by Yvonne Wong Nishio, offers a basic introduction to English for students who are not ready for a Level 1 course. This new edition helps students acquire communication and literacy skills necessary to function in real-life situations.


The Student Book features:

  • Ten topically organized units
  • Thorough integration of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills
  • Clear grammar and conversation models for basic communication
  • New!  Scope and Sequence that presents vocabulary, competencies, literacy skills, phonics, and grammar at a glance
  • New!  Correlations to CASAS, LAUSD, and LCPs
  • New!  Easy-to-use classroom procedures for key exercises previously only in the Teacher’s Resource Book
  • New!  Illustrations that provide a clear context for model conversations
  • New!  Icons to facilitate use of the Audio CD and Flashcards in the Teacher’s Resource Book
  • New!  Section that includes stories previously only in the Teacher’s Resource Book

The Teacher’s Resource Book with Audio CD features:

  • End-of-unit tests
  • Extra low-level literacy and mechanics practice
  • New!  Step-by-step teaching notes
  • New!  Audio CD that provides authentic conversation models and opportunities for listening and speaking practice
  • New!  Illustrations for over 200 reproducible flashcards

Author Biography

Yvonne Wong Nishio has served the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, and adult school counselor over the past 37 years. She has the accumulated experience of teaching all five ESL levels at Evans Community Adult School and was designated a resource/demonstration teacher for the Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) of LAUSD.


Her pioneering work in ESL literacy includes contributions to the ESL Language Model Standards for Adult Education Programs established by the California Department of Education. Her leadership in the field resulted in the writing of the ESL Beginning Literacy Course Outline for LAUSD.


In addition to writing, Ms. Nishio shares her expertise in the field of ESL literacy by training tutors at public libraries in the Los Angeles area.

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence iv
Introduction ix
Procedures for Key Exercises xi
Unit 1 The Alphabet
What's your name?
Unit 2 Numbers
What's your phone number?
Unit 3 School
Where is your class?
Unit 4 Time
What time do you get up?
Unit 5 The Calendar
Do you work on Tuesday?
Unit 6 Money
How much is this?
Unit 7 The Family
Do you have any children?
Unit 8 Food
Do you like vegetables?
Unit 9 Health
What's the matter?
Unit 10 Work
What do you do?
Stories (Units 2--10) 187

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