Canisius Colleges' ESL Program uses books published by Heinle English Language Teaching (ELT). For more information on the books listed below please visit their website.
Required Texts for ESL Classes
ESL 101 & 102: Reading and Writing I and II
Refining Composition Skills
Authors: Smalley, Ruetten, and Kozyrev
Description: Refining Composition Skills develops essay writing skills needed for success at the college level. Student will learn how to develop effective paragraph and short essays.
ESL 103 & 104: The Art of Conversation I and II
Description: Pathways features reading & writing and listening & speaking to help learners develop the language skills needed to achieve academic success.
Collins Cobuild Intermediate Dictionary of American English
Description: The Collins COBUILD Intermediate Dictionary of American English transforms the learner's dictionary from an occasional reference into the ultimate resource and must-have dictionary for language learners.
ESL 105 & 106/ 107 & 108: Enhancing Skills Targeting
Pronunciation: Communicating Clearly in English
Description: Targeting Pronunciation uses an interactive approach and clear explanations to help students communicate effectively in English. It makes pronunciation easy to teach and fun to learn.
ESL 109/ 110: Reading and Writing III
Sourcework: Academic Writing from Sources
Authors: Dollahite and Haun
Description: Sourcework is designed to help students make use of outside sources and has been updated and enhanced to better guide writers through the challenges of their first academic research papers. This flexible text helps students master the writing and critical thinking skills necessary to produce strong academic essays using supporting evidence.
College Reading 3: English for Academic Success
Authors: Byrd, Reid, Schuemann, Avery, and Fellag
Description: College Reading 3 focuses on the development of the reading skills students need to be successful in college. Authentic academic readings and carefully selected topics help students build general background knowledge which will be valuable in their future college studies.