ERIC Number: ED388101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
A World of Books: An Annotated Reading List for ESL/EFL Students. Second Edition, Revised.
Brown, Dorothy S.
The annotated reading list cites works of fiction and non-fiction felt to be appropriate for learners of English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Most are suitable for students at the "professional proficiency" level, although some may be read by students at the "limited working proficiency" level, and some are most suitable for those with "full proficiency." Most are less than 300 pages long, contain little or no nonstandard English, jargon, patois, or pidgin, contain nothing offensive to any race or group, were written after 1945, and have some relatively broad appeal. An introductory section for students recommends approaches to take in selecting reading materials. A section for teachers describes the selection methods used for the bibliography and discusses uses of the list. Each citation provides the author's name, title of the work, publication date, publisher, length, distributor, and a brief summary of the text. Four appendices provide cross-references for geographic area, topic and literary genre, short and easy books, and advanced texts. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Difficulty Level, English (Second Language), Fiction, Language Proficiency, Language Usage, Media Selection, Nonfiction, Reading Materials, Reading Strategies, Second Language Learning
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Inc., 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 ($7.50; members $6).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.