Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
Language Success Press, a publisher of accent reduction, business English and everyday English materials announces release of the fifth edition of its bestselling ESL book and CD, Speak English Like an American.
"Speak English Like an American is a fun and inspiring way to learn conversational English," says Tanya Peterson, Marketing Director of Language Success Press. "We're excited to release the fifth edition of what is now considered a classic ESL book."
Since its original release 10 years ago, Speak English Like an American has helped tens of thousands of English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Speakers master everyday English. The book and CD are popular for both self-study and for the classroom, in use at dozens of universities and language schools around the world.
"We have been using Speak English Like an American for several terms now and really like it for our Advanced Idioms class," says Anne Politz of Drexel University. "The book is funny, which makes learning pleasant," comments Vania Winters, an ESL teacher at Wenatchee Valley College.
The ESL book and accompanying audio CD teach over 300 American English idioms and expressions in context, along with definitions and usage examples.
While idioms can be tricky for non-native English speakers, author Amy Gillett explains that they are a key part of gaining fluency in English. “Idioms add color to the language. They make it come alive. They make English learners' speech sound more natural and less foreign.”
Speak English Like an American invites learners to join an American family as they go about their day-to-day lives. Along the way, ESL learners will master over 300 of today's most common English idioms and expressions. Expressions include: buckle down, crunch numbers, drive a hard bargain, make a splash, out of this world, plug away, rule of thumb, sure thing, and work one's tail off. Learning the expressions as a whole piece is proven by research to be an effective way to improve one's English language fluency. According to author Amy Gillett, "Once you’ve learned the expression, you’ll process it mentally as an entire piece, or chunk, the next time you read or hear it."
Language Success Press publishes four additional books by Amy Gillett for learning American English idioms and expressions: More Speak English Like an American, Speak English Around Town, Speak Business English Like an American, Speak Better Business English and Make More Money. Each teaches a unique set of idioms and expressions and comes with an audio CD.
Speak English Like an American is also available in editions for native speakers of Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.
Speak English Like an American is available in a book and audio CD format from the Language Success website. There's also a Speak English Like an American app for the iPad and iPhone through iTunes. And it's available for the Kindle e-reader on Amazon.
About Language Success Press
Language Success Press is a premier publisher of books, CDs, and apps to help people improve their conversational American English. The company specialties include books and CDs for accent reduction, business English and everyday English. Popular titles include: Lose Your Accent in 28 Days, Speak English Like an American, and Speak Business English Like an American. The company offers five ESL apps, including the recently released Say it Better in English iPad app. To order books and CDs from Language Success Press and to find out more about its growing line of ESL apps, please visit the Language Success Press website. For more information, contact Tanya Peterson at Language Success Press: Tanya@languagesuccesspress(dot)com