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  • Note: Most of the titles listed above for teachers and students cost about US $1. The links (click on the book cover) will take you to the Amazon US store; the price should be about the same in Amazon stores in other countries. However, in some countries, you may see a VAT of $2 added to the title. If you would rather not pay $3 instead of $1, we advise purchasing the books through Smashwords. Smashwords carries all of our education titles, at our lowest prices, and offers a variety of electronic formats, including html, .pdf, .epub (for Nook), and .mobi (for Kindle). The books are also available through Barnes & Noble, the Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony, and Diesel.





  • 100 TESOL Activities for Teachers: Practical ESL/EFL Activities for the Communicative Classroom

    100 TESOL Activities is a teacher training manual and activity guide that has been used by teacher training groups from Korea, China, Japan, Iraq, Peru, Mexico and many other parts of the world as part of the popular TESOL Certificate Program: Teach English Now! from Coursera and Arizona State University. Designed to be practical, these techniques support the general need to communicate, interact, and make language come alive in the classroom. The manual is organized into 3 distinct parts.

    • The first section introduces teachers to some of the most common activities in English language teaching, followed by activities categorized by reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
    • The second section provides a unique model of lesson planning. This adaptable model helps teachers prepare organized routines to make classes more effective and easier to prepare.
    • The third section includes photocopiable worksheets for the activities described in the manual.


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  • Creative Activities for Different Learner Types

    Variety is the spice of life – and the lively classroom!

    this practical guide for instructors who create their own teaching materials, IATEFL President Marjorie Rosenberg briefly investigates different learner types/learning preferences found in the classroom and then shows how to create or modify activities to engage a variety of learning styles.

  • English for Scammers

    With hilarious examples drawn from the authors' spam folders, English for Scammers teaches you how to write clear--and honest--business emails. Suitable for self-study or classroom use.


    Dorothy Zemach

    Chuck Sandy

  • The International Students Guide to Studying in the United States

    This guide addresses the broad range of questions international students ask about the U.S., with information on everything from what to pack for the trip to how to write papers to why networking is important for career success.

  • MOOC Student

    How to be a Successful MOOC Student

    MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guid advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments.

  • At the River

    At the River and Other Stories for Adult Emergent Readers

    This effective, class-tested phonics and reading system enables even ESL teachers with no reading development training to teach nonliterate and semiliterate students how to read in English. A detailed teacher’s guide is available free of charge.

    Teachers Guide Download

    At the River is also available as a photocopiable .pdf download. Teachers pay US$35 for one file, and then have permission to photocopy the pages for their own students (but not to share with other teachers, please!). Purchase the photocopiable edition on Google Play by clicking here.

  • Sixty Words or Phrases Commonly Misused by ESL/EFL Students Preparing for Universities

    This book is intended for classroom or individual study for students who need to clean up their grammar at the word level in preparation for university-level academic writing. It presents 60 words or phrases that are frequently problematic for advanced students of English, exposing the errors, explaining them, and providing examples of correct usage. The most important points are summarized as tips, and students have the opportunity to write their own sentences with the expressions.

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  • Answers May Vary

    Twenty-five essays on teaching English as a second language by renowned ELT materials writer and teacher trainer Dorothy Zemach. The wide variety of topics include classroom management, testing and assessment, teaching reading strategies, coping with cheating and plagiarism, teaching visual learners, culture shock, the value of a non-native teacher, and recognizing and overcoming teacher burnout. This volume contains the complete collection of her "From A to Z" columns originally published in TESOL’s Essential Teacher magazine (2003 – 2009).

  • College Writing 2x: Workbook Series

    College Writing 2x is a popular online university-level academic writing course from, which has enrolled over 250,000 students since it opened in 2013. These supplementary workbooks, now available in one volume, provide support for the course, which is offered in three parts: How to Write an Essay, English Grammar and Essay Writing, and Academic and Business Writing. The materials can be used during the course or on their own for extra practice. They offer a summary of the material covered during the week as well as extra exercises and resources.


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  • How to Write an Essay, Workbook 1

    Companion workbook for College Writing 2.1x, How to Write an Essay, a free online writing course for English language students, offered by the University of California/Berkeley through


  • English Grammar and Essay Writing, Workbook 2

    This workbook accompanies the online course, College Writing 2.2x, Principles of Written English, the second of a series of three courses offered by College Writing Programs of the University of California, Berkeley through You do not need to have taken the first course to benefit from this second one.


  • Academic and Business Writing, Workbook 3

    This workbook accompanies the online course, College Writing 2.3x, Principles of Written English, the third of a series of three courses offered by College Writing Programs of the University of California, Berkeley through You do not need to have taken the first or second courses to benefit from this third one.