English as a Second Language/English Books

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Hi Amy Baker!

I'm learning about English academic writing , specifically some types of paragraph like descriptive, argumentative or narrative paragraph. However, I think I have problem with grammar as well as writing skill. Can you give me some suggests of grammar and writing books?

Thanks!

Ngan Tran

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Hello,

I have to admit, recommending books is not my favorite thing to do, particularly when I know very little about the person who is going to use the book, or their English learning goals/level etc, but I'll try my best:

http://www.amazon.com/English-Academic-Purposes-Resource-Cambridge/dp/052155618X

http://www.amazon.com/Academic-Writing-Graduate-Students-Edition/dp/0472034758/r

http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Academic-English-Edition-Longman/dp/0131523597/ref

http://seas3.elte.hu/coursematerial/TakacsJulius/Writing_Academic_English.pdf

https://www1.doshisha.ac.jp/~ji-iie/Bailey.Academic_Writing.pdf

http://www.amazon.com/Academic-Writing-Handbook-International-Students/dp/041559

There are many good books out there, I hope that you'll find my suggestions above appropriate for your goals.

Best regards,

Amy

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Amy Baker

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I can answer question about grammar, spelling, syntax, idioms, reading and/or writing that pertain to English as a Second Language. I am knowledgeable about both TOEFL and IELTS.

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I'm a certified ESL teacher with 12 years of experience teaching K-12 and adults.

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BSc MEd TESL post grad program for k-12 TESL post grad program for adult ed

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