by Raymond C. Clark
Arthur A. Burrows
Patrick R. Moran
Pro Lingua is pleased to announce a new "Silver Anniversary" 4th edition of our ESL/EFL classic, The ESL Miscellany, a compendium of useful and interesting information for teachers and learners of English as a Second Language.
It can be used these ways:
as a resource for developing your own lessons or a complete curriculum.
as a photocopyable source for handouts.
as a guideline for those who practice eclecticism.
as a reference book for advanced students of English anywhere in the world.
For a fuller explanation of the purpose and scope of this resource, see the introduction and table of contents using the links above.
About the 4th edition.
After 25 years, we have redesigned the first section of the book that supports the Linguistic Aspect of what we do as ESL/EFL teachers today. The new section includes materials to help you develop lessons and materials teaching English phonology, morphology, and grammar.
In the Communicative Aspect, all of the Situations, Topics, and Functions have been carefully reconsidered, updated, and in some cases amplified. Particular attention was paid to topics helpful to students needing survival English for entry level jobs and for students needing language to work with automobiles, the Internet, and other technology.
In the Cultural Aspect section, aside from updating statistics and the history section, we have added a synopsis of the U.S. Constitution in plain English. We have rearranged many of the lists, and we have added a collection of Bumper Stickers for fun (and conversation). In the Metalinguistics section, we have upgraded the pedagogical atlas and the traffic signs, to help you work with the rules of the road. And lastly, in the Paralinguistic section we have completely redone the study of American Gestures.