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2000+ Essential English Verbs
Louise Stracke
New York, NY: Living Language, a Random House Company © 2006
Includes verb conjugation charts, idiomatic expressions, examples of usage with practice exercises and answer keys; 409 pages.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills 2nd Edition
John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 1994, 2004

Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills 2nd Edition
John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 1994, 2004

Advanced English Grammar for ESL Learners
Mark Lester
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. © 2011

American Accent Training: Grammar
Ann Cook
New York, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. © 2009

The American Heritage Dictionary 2nd College Edition
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co. © 1982

Basic English Grammar 3rd Edition
Betty Schrampfer Azar & Stacy A. Hagen
New York, NY: Pearson Education Inc. © 2006

Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills 2nd Edition
John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 2004

Conversational American English: The Illustrated Guide to the Everyday Expressions of American English
Richard A. Spears, Betty J. Birner, & Steven R. Kleinedler
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. © 2011

English Grammar Guide
Donna Deans Binkowski
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. © 2009

English Grammar for Students of French 2nd Edition
Jacqueline Morton
Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press © 1989
“The study guide for those learning French;” designed to be an accompaniment to any textbook, this guide offers simple explanations of English grammar structures (i.e. parts of speech, word functions, grammatical concepts) by answering basic questions (e.g. “What is gender?” “What are relative pronouns?” etc.); uses examples, charts, step-by-step instructions and short practice exercises (with answer key) to identify similarities and differences between English and French; 224 pages.

English Grammar for Students of German 3rd Edition
Cecile Zorach & Charlotte Melin
Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press © 1994
“The study guide for those learning German;” designed to be an accompaniment to any textbook, this guide offers simple explanations of English grammar structures (i.e. parts of speech, word functions, grammatical concepts) by answering basic questions (e.g. “What is gender?” “What are relative pronouns?” etc.); uses examples, charts, step-by-step instructions and short practice exercises (with answer key) to identify similarities and differences between English and German; 176 pages.

English Grammar for Students of German 5th edition
Cecile Zorach, Charlotte Melin, & Elizabeth A. Kautz
Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press; Jacqueline Morton © 2009

English Grammar for Students of Italian 2nd Edition
Sergio Adorni & Karen Primorac
Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press © 1995
“The study guide for those learning Italian;” designed to be an accompaniment to any textbook, this guide offers simple explanations of English grammar structures (i.e. parts of speech, word functions, grammatical concepts) by answering basic questions (e.g. “What is gender?” “What are relative pronouns?” etc.); uses examples, charts, step-by-step instructions and short practice exercises (with answer key) to identify similarities and differences between English and Italian; 199 pages.

English Grammar for Students of Spanish 3rd Edition
Emily Spinelli
Ann Arbor, MI: The Olivia and Hill Press © 1994
“The study guide for those learning Spanish;” designed to be an accompaniment to any textbook, this guide offers simple explanations of English grammar structures (i.e. parts of speech, word functions, grammatical concepts) by answering basic questions (e.g. “What is gender?” “What are relative pronouns?” etc.); uses examples, charts, step-by-step instructions and short practice exercises (with answer key) to identify similarities and differences between English and Spanish; 193 pages.

English Grammar in Use 4th Edition
Raymond Murphy
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press © 2012

English Simplified 9th Edition
Blanche Ellsworth & John A. Higgins
Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc. © 2001
Handbook of English grammar usage with sections on parts of speech and their use, punctuation, spelling, word choice, research papers and documentation styles; 64 pages.

English in Today’s Research World
Multi-volume series
The University of Michigan Press

Volume 1: Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts
John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 2009

Volume 2: Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review
Christine B. Feak & John M. Swales
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 2009

Volume 3: Creating Contexts: Writing Introductions across Genres
Christine B. Feak & John M. Swales
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 2011

Volume 4: Navigating Academia: Writing Supporting Genres
John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 2011

 

Fundamentals of English Grammar 4th Edition
Betty S. Azar & Stacy A. Hagen
New York, NY: Pearson Education Inc. © 2011

Giving Academic Presentations
Susan M. Reinhart
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 2002

How to Write Better Business Letters 4th Edition
Andrea B. Geffner
Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. © 2007, 2000, 1995, 1982
Instruction guide for the composing of a variety of business correspondence including: email, request letters, replies, credit and collection letters, complaints, sales and public relations letters, social business letters, employment-related documents, interoffice memos, news releases, business reports, proposals, and others; includes practice exercises and 75 model letters; 173 pages.

Just Commas: 9 Basic Rules to Master Comma Usage
Diane Lutovich & Janis Fisher Chan
San Anselmo, CA: Advanced Communication Designs, Inc. © 2000
Reference book/review of the most frequent uses of the comma in the English language; includes “Common Comma Blunders” related to each of the 9 rules illustrated; 3 “test-your-comma-usage-skill” practice exercises (with answer key) provided; 91 pages.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers 7th Edition
New York, NY: The Modern Language Association of America © 2009
Guide designed to provide a comprehensive view of how research papers are created; the new, seventh edition features expanded section on punctuation, explanations of: how to use electronic catalogs, central information systems, computers to compile bibliographies, take notes, outline and write research papers; this edition also includes a code to access the MLA’s accompanying website (www.mlahandbook.org); 292 pages.

Oxford Picture Dictionary English–Arabic, 2nd Edition
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein & Norma Shapiro
New York, NY: Oxford University Press © 2009

Oxford Picture Dictionary English–Spanish, 2nd Edition
Jayme Adelson-Goldstein & Norma Shapiro
New York, NY: Oxford University Press © 2009

Pronunciation Pairs: An Introduction to the Sounds of English 2nd Edition
Ann Baker & Sharon Goldstein
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press © 2008

A Picture is Worth... 1000 Words... Books 1 & 2
Anthony Mollica
Welland, Ontario: éditions Soleil publishing, inc. © 1992
Subtitled Creative activities for the language classroom, the two volumes of 60 photographs each are intended to provide visual stimuli for discussion and conversation activity in the language classroom.
Also available: Teacher’s Guide (by Anthony Mollica, Julie Ashcroft, & Anne-Marie Finger) containing questions for each photograph.

Reader’s Choice 4th Edition
Sandra Silberstein, Barbara K. Dobson, & Mark A. Clarke
Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press © 1977, 1988, 1994, 2002
Textbook for the teaching of reading to advanced-level ESL/EFL students; includes 29 reading selections accompanied by exercises designed to provide practice in a variety of reading contexts: non-prose readings (e.g. menus, advertisements, poetry, bus schedule, print/graphics combinations), dictionary use, newspapers, technical prose, science reporting, textbook, business text, narratives, short story; includes answer keys to exercises; 410 pages.

Roget’s International Thesaurus 5th Edition
New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers © 1992

A Student’s Grammar of the English Language
Essex, England: Longman Group UK Limited © 1990
Advanced-level reference text by Sidney Greenbaum and Randolph Quirk; a shorter and revised version of A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language also written by Greenbaum and Quirk in collaboration with Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik; authors point out features of grammar which distinguish spoken from written, formal from informal, and British from American English; 490 pages.

TOEFL iBT Superpack: Everything you need to excel on the TOEFL
Barron’s Test Prep

Essential Words for the TOEFL 5th Edition
Steven J. Matthiesen
New York, NY: Barron’s Educational Series © 2011

TOEFL iBT: Most up-to-date Review and Practice Tests Currently Available 13th Edition
With audio CDs
Includes: seven full-length model tests, answers to all test questions, review of required academic skills for test-taking, review of English langauge skills for listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.

A Translation Textbook
Madeleine Sergent & Kay Wilkins
Lanham, MD: University Press of America © 1985
Non-literary texts divided into six sections: journalism, politics, administration, social sciences, economics, sciences and technology; each section offers five texts in French, five texts in English to be translated — the French to English, the English to French; includes discussion of theory and technique of translation, translation samples and end vocabulary; 127 pages.

The Ultimate Phrasal Verb Book 2nd Edition
Carl W. Hart
Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. © 2009, 1999 by Carl W. Hart

Word by Word English/Chinese Picture Dictionary
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, & Jung Pao
White Plains, NY: Pearson Education © 1996

Word by Word English/Haitian Kreyol Picture Dictionary
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Roger E. Savin, Edwige Crevecoeur-Bryant, & Maud Paultre Fontus
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents © 1995

Word by Word English/Korean Picture Dictionary
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Lee Chang-soo, & Yang Eun-sook
White Plains, NY: Prentice Hall Regents © 1995

Word by Word English/Portuguese Picture Dictionary
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, & Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents © 1996

Word by Word English/Russian Picture Dictionary
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss and Gennadi G. Gorbatov
White Plains, NY: Prentice Hall Regents © 1996

Word by Word English/Spanish Picture Dictionary
Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss and Herlinda Charpentier Saitz
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents © 1995