Introducing Jim Molloy, author of The Grammar You Missed in High School

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Jim Molloy earned his B.A. at the State University of New York, College at Oswego and completed his graduate course work for permanent teaching certification at Oswego and Syracuse University. He taught English for 31 years in the North Syracuse Central School District, first at the old North Syracuse High School and later at Cicero- North Syracuse H. S., where he served as English Department Chairman from 1988 to 2000. Moonlighting at local colleges and business schools, he has taught developmental reading, developmental writing, English as a second language, freshman composition, business writing, refresher study skills, and refresher grammar and composition. Jim insists that despite being the author of a grammar book, he really does have a life!

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End Your Grammar Insecurity Forever! Are you the student going back to school after some time away and finding yourself anxious about grammar, usage and punctuation? Are you the business professional who has to get the grammar right-and who’s been embarrassed once or twice when you didn’t? Maybe you are the tired mom or dad trying to help your child with homework-and worried about your ability to do that. Or maybe you are a high school student who doesn’t want to graduate without being sure you are ready for college English classes. If you fit any of those categories, The Grammar You Missed in High School is the perfect book for you. Its friendly style, lean definitions, and common-sense examples-many of them hilarious-make this book different from the dry, boring textbooks of the past. It has fun with the subject, takes a poke at “snob English,” and dispels some grammar myths. You definitely will feel better when you read the numerous examples of language mistakes published and broadcast by “professionals.” The Grammar You Missed in High School provides the ideal refresher for the student who should have paid a little closer attention back in school-or for the student who never received instruction in the fundamentals in the first place. It’s suitable to be used in class with other students or at home for learners working on their own. Each topic is clarified with examples and supplemented with review exercises, and the answer key provides explanations for the correct responses. It’s a book that will help you become a better writer, reader, and thinker.

Introducing Okie Quillin, author of Learn English The American Way – English Book 1 for ESL Students

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Okie Quillin is a Graduate from Ewha Women’s University, College of Education in Korea and also an ESL Teaching Assistant. She has written “Learn English The American Way – English Book 1 for ESL Students” out of a need to further help those who are learning English as a second language.

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The main purpose of the book is to help you build vocabulary, understand the meanings and learn how to utilize them in a full sentence. The author also lists synonyms, antonyms and related words to aid the understanding of the main words, as well as to further increase your vocabulary.

Introducing Douglas Winslow Cooper, Ph.D., author of Write Your Book With Me

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Dr. Douglas Winslow Cooper retired from a career in the environmental sciences that included a Ph.D. in engineering from Harvard, seven years on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health, a decade of research and publishing with IBM’s Research Division, and election as Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology. After writing and publishing his own memoir, Ting and I, he now helps others write and publish their books. His web site is writeyourbookwithme.com.


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Praise for WRITE YOUR BOOK WITH ME “If you’re thinking about writing your own book and need inspiration, step-by-step guidance and lots of encouragement, this book is for you. Doug Cooper…analyzes…the actions you need to make your book a success.” Ginny Carter, The Author Maker, www.marketingtwentyone.co.uk “I wish I had a copy of WRITE YOUR BOOK WITH ME as I wrote my first book in 1994. The process by which you can write a book is spelled out step by step, with time-lines, accountability tables, and all the resources necessary to make the journey a pleasure. If you ever thought writing a book was impossible, I encourage you to pick up this book, and you’ll see the possibilities.” Edison Guzman, President, A&E Advertising and Web Design “In these pages I found a great intellect reading widely in the field, consolidating the most practical tips, and expressing them in crisp, down-to-earth prose. He’s also honest-neither promising nor claiming best-selling status-but telling us candidly what works (and doesn’t work) for him and others, motivating us by his passion for writing and his genuine concern for helping fellow writers along the way.” J. Steve Miller, author of SELL MORE BOOKS! and WHY BRILLIANT PEOPLE BELIEVE NONSENSE. “As a budding novelist, I’ve read a lot of books on how to write. A lot. I wish I’d had access to this book sooner…. He covers all the different formats: fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. The book starts with an excellent section on why to write in the first place, then covers preparation, the actual act of writing, publishing, promoting and marketing. It covers the whole enchilada….If you’re contemplating writing and publishing, this book should be in your inventory.” Dr. G.E. Nolly, author of the Hamfist series

Introducing Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo, author of Phonetics in the Classroom: A Handbook for Beginners

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Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo did her tertiary education in the University of Yaounde 1 Cameroon where she obtained a PhD in Linguistics in 2006 with specialization in Phonology. She has been teaching phonetics for the past fifteen years in the University of Yaounde 1 Cameroon, University of Burundi and now the National University of Lesotho. She has published in several accredited journals in her areas of research interest, including a book on Phonology. Beatrice Ekanjume-Ilongo was born in Cameroon and is married with four children. She is currently an Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the National University of Lesotho.


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“Phonetics in the Classroom: A Handbook for Beginners” is a handbook that will prove invaluable to all students and teachers of Linguistics, and will also be useful to those working in other, connected fields. The aim of this handbook is to provide students with practical skills and a conceptual framework to do further work in phonetics. It will give training in the production, perception, physiological and acoustic description, and IPA transcription of the speech sounds used in the languages of the world. The main function of the handbook is to provide the essential background for beginners so that they can be equipped for further work in phonetics. The book introduces students to the sounds of languages in general while at the same focusing on the sounds of spoken English, with emphases on the description of consonants and vowels, the stress patterns of English, and the use and functions of English intonation. Throughout, hundreds of examples are given from the world’s languages although there is an obvious concentration on English.

Introducing the lovely Mu Octavis Taalib, author of English Brain Arabic Learner

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Mu Octavis Taalib, a professional Global TESOL instructor, teaches Arabic in the Atlanta metro area. He is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia where he honed his professional skills after serving a four-year stint in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War era. A former U.S. foreign service officer and diplomat, he has authored four books, including English Brain Arabic Learner (Outskirts Press, 2011). While living and working in the Middle East and Africa, he took time to decipher classical Arabic and learn the workings of the many, assorted cultures found there. These studies have been the impetus and stimulation to writing his latest book, Life is No Mystery: Natural Knowledge and the Human Birthright. Describing himself as an avid culturalist, the author grew up in Eastern North Carolina among six siblings. His interests include teaching, community involvement, billiards, and geopolitics.

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Never has explaining the underpinnings of Arabic been so explicit, so clear.

English Brain Arabic Learner exposes the simplicity of Arabic and gives the learner heart to stay in the challenge of learning the language. This book was written by a trained Global TESOL instructor after two years of practical classroom application. The methodology works. English Brain Arabic Learner is a clear and concise presentation of the Arabic language and how it can find its way into the brains of individuals whose linguistic patterns have relied solely on English. While many individuals have a desire to tackle Arabic, a good percentage of them become discouraged and convinced that the task is too difficult. Having spoken, read, written, and listened to English all of our lives, our conscious minds become wary of any new and unfamiliar language, not just Arabic. The book focuses on approaches adult brains can accept easily as opposed to using force to make it do something against its will. Many would-be Arabic learners fail to learn the basics of the language because of simple points. Many instructors push learners too hard sometimes just to memorize letters without giving them proper explanation of letter basics. They fail to show how all written language forms share a linguistic relationship. They ignore the perceived mystery associated with Arabic and they don’t address the myth about it being such a complicated language to learn. Adults are perfectly capable of learning how to read and write Arabic. This book shows how. The author explains the underpinnings of Arabic in a simple, concise way. Taalib uses a brain-centered approach for teaching adults basic comprehension of Arabic. The author instructs Arabic courses in suburban Atlanta. He studied under the renowned Global TESOL professor, Dr. Sarah A. Shope.