Beginner course, including coursebook, audio CDs, and online learning
English, Essential Edition is a unique multimedia introduction to English for speakers of any language. At the core of English, Essential Edition is the Living Language Method(TM), based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts.
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The Living Language Method(TM)
Build a Foundation Start speaking English immediately using essential words and phrases.
Progress with Confidence Build on each lesson as you advance to full sentences, then actual conversations.
Retain what You've Learned Special recall exercises move your new language from short-term to long-term memory.
Achieve Your Goals Don't just mimic or memorize. Develop practical language skills to speak in any situation.
Living Language has been a proven and effective language learning instruction for over 65 years. Using techniques originally developed for the US State Department, the Living Language Method follows a four point approach from building a foundation of essential words and phrases, advancing to full sentences and conversations, practicing with recall exercises aimed at both short and long term memory and developing practical language skills to equip the learner in any situation. Living Language is an imprint of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company. Erin Quirk is a Living Language editor who has worked on ESL books for both Chinese and Spanish speakers. She has a doctor of philosophy degree in linguistics from the CUNY Graduate Center, and has served as an instructor at Columbia University and a research assistant at Hunter College Language Acquisition Research Center.