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ESL Shakespeare

ESL Shakespeare
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Martin Jago
Publisher: Smith & Kraus
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 129
Pub. Date: 2013
ISBN-10: 1575258641
ISBN-13: 9781575258645

About the Book:

With ESL Shakespeare: 101 Everyday Phrases, teacher and author Martin Jago has created an accessible and valuable resource to help integrate Shakespeare into the teaching and learning of English. Drawing on a career working with Shakespeare in the theatre, Martin Jago has identified a wealth of everyday phrases and idioms that originated with Shakespeare - "fight fire with fire," "in a pickle," "wild goose chase," and 98 others. ESL Shakespeare: 101 Everyday Phrases will not only offer light, supplementary material for intermediate to advanced level students, it will also provide exposure to some of the practical, everyday language that animates English conversation around the world.

What people say:

"This book is not only useful for ESL learners but for all English speakers! It is not only informative but great fun as well." — Carol V. Davis, Santa Monica College

"ESL Shakespeare: 101 Everyday Phrases offers the ESL teacher and students a fresh and exciting introduction to idioms derived from the Bard. Well done Mr. Jago." — Richard Perkins, ESL Chair, Ivy Learning Solutions at South Bay Adult School, Redondo Beach, California

"This unique book is perfect for ESL teachers and students around the world. For anyone interested in the art of English language in everyday speech." — Ellie Zhang, ESL graduate, California

"The 101 terms that Martin Jago compiled in ESL Shakespeare adeptly introduce English language learners to the literary language of Shakespeare while also providing them with phrases that they will likely encounter in every day interactions." — Andrea Fredricks, Director of Studies, Kings Colleges, Los Angeles

"An excellent resource for ESL teacher and students alike. Jago's book shows us how to breathe poetry into everyday language with the help of William Shakespeare." — Mitchell Karpp, ESL Master Teacher

"A great book that will help the intermediate and advanced ESL student learn how to use idioms that are useful in everyday conversations (and to have fun studying English at the same time)." — Joanna Benitez, Advanced level ESL student, Los Angeles

About the Author:

Martin Jago is an interdisciplinary theatre practitioner, director, and acting coach from Great Britain who specializes in Shakespeare and the retelling of classical texts. He trained as an actor at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and over the course of several decades has developed into a multi-faceted theatre professional who employs bold and imaginative approaches to the actor's craft and the storytelling process. Passionate about actor training and education, he has instructed thousands of student actors and professionals alike. He lives in Los Angeles and works internationally.