Trio Listening and Speaking 1

Oxford University Press (2017)
Trio Listening and Speaking creates academic success through gradual development of key listening and speaking techniques. Carefully staged speaking tasks and a focus on pronunciation builds students’ confidence in oral production, while ‘Conversation’ and ‘Academic Listening’ sections prepare learners for listening and speaking in everyday situations and academic life.

Trio Writing

Oxford University Press (2015)
A comprehensive beginning to intermediate-level writing series, Trio spirals high frequency vocabulary and grammatical structures throughout theme based units. Beginning second-language writers focus on language and process writing skills in stages. An online practice is included. To search inside the books, click on the titles below.

Trio Writing 1

Trio1coverBeginning second language writers learn key vocabulary and grammar related to the theme. Then they complete short guided paragraphs.
Alice Savage & Colin Ward

Trio Writing 2

Trio2coverHigh beginning second language writers learn key vocabulary and grammar related to the theme.  Then they complete guided two-paragraph assignments.
Alice Savage & Colin Ward

 Trio Writing 3

Trio3coverIntermediate second language writers learn key vocabulary and grammar related to content area themes.  Then they complete essays based on academic assignments, and learn to write with content.
Alice Savage & Colin Ward


Effective Academic Writing 2e

Oxford University Press
Effective Academic Writing is a four-level academic writing skills course with integrated online practice and support that teaches the complete academic writing process from sentence level to researched essay.

Effective Academic Writing Intro

EAWIntroIntro focuses on developing main ideas and supporting details by taking students through a process of idea development, drafting and editing short paragraphs.  Students also practice timed-writing test-taking strategies.
Alice Savage

Effective Academic Writing 1

EAW1Level 1 focuses on the academic paragraph by taking students through a process of idea development, drafting and editing a detailed paragraph.  Students also practice timed-writing test taking strategies.
Alice Savage & Masoud Shafiei

Effective Academic Writing 2

EAW2Level 2 focuses on the academic essay by taking students through a process of idea development, drafting and editing a multi-paragraph paper.  
Alice Savage & Patricia Mayer

Q: Skills for Success, Reading and Writing 3

Q 2eOxford University Press
Q Skills for Success encourages students to think critically and succeed academically. 
Q’s question-centered approach provides a unique critical thinking framework for each unit. This develops key cognitive skills such as analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating—as well as developing the language skills essential for academic success. Learning outcomes are clearly stated at the start and end of the units, with competency self-evaluations and vocabulary check lists featuring the Academic Word List. 
Colin Ward & Margot Gramer 

Focus on Writing 3

Focus on Writing is an academic writing program that provides students with essential tools to master not only the key steps in the writing process, but also the grammatical structures, lexical knowledge, and rhetorical modes essential for academic writing.
Colin Ward

From Reading to Writing 4  

From Reading to Writing is a four level, researched-based course that provides a complete sequence of high-interest, thematically connected activities that fully integrate reading and writing.
Colin Ward

Read This! Fascinating Stories from the Content Areas

Cambridge University Press
Read This! is a four-book reading series designed for adult and young adult ESL students at the high beginning to intermediate levels. The series helps students develop reading fluency by having them read and interact with high interest, content-rich texts containing fascinating information written in an accessible narrative style. Each text includes a Webquest that supports students in doing additional research online.

Read This! 2

ReadThis2Level 2 includes cross disciplinary readings clustered around academic themes designed for low-intermediate level learners. Vocabulary and skills activities provide an accessible introduction to academic work.
Alice Savage & Daphne Mackey

Read This! 3


Level 3 includes cross disciplinary readings clustered around academic themes designed for intermediate level learners. Vocabulary and skills activities provide an accessible introduction to academic work.
Alice Savage





 Big Ideas: Easy Readers for English Learners

This three level series provides collections of short stories and content based articles. The magazine-style texts are ideal for pleasure reading, as course readers, or for content based lessons. The texts are grouped into units to recycyle vocabulary and provide multiple perspectives on current issues.

interesting people cover.png  BigIdeas-2-V4 

Grammar Sense 4 

GrammarSense4Oxford University Press
Grammar Sense is comprehensive, four-level American English grammar practice series that gives learners a true understanding of how grammar is used in authentic contexts.
Susan Kesner Bland, Alice Savage & Patricia Mayer

Grammar and Beyond 3

GaB3Cambridge University Press
Grammar and Beyond ensures success in the classroom and beyond with its unique combination of corpus-based charts, direct application of grammar in all four skills, and ample opportunities for writing.
Laurie Blass, Susan Iannuzzi, Alice Savage & Randi Reppen

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