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Best English Language Books Worth Your Attention

Here is a list of the best English Language books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Praxis II English Language Arts Content Knowledge (5038): Rapid Review Prep Book and Practice Test Questions for the Praxis English Language Arts Exam (2017)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionImagine a study guide actually designed for teachers! Because we know you’ve got a busy life, we’ve developed a study guide that isn’t like other certification materials out there. With Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial Praxis II English Language Arts Content Knowledge (5038): Rapid Review Prep Book and Practice Test Questions for the Praxis English Language Arts Exam you get a swift but full review of everything tested on your certification exam. FREE online resources are also included with your study guide! Imagine having FREE…
Author(s): Praxis II English Language Arts Exam Prep Team, Cirrus Test Prep

2. Daily Language Review, Grade 1 (2015)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionEvan-Moor Daily Language Review Workbook for grade 1 renders four items for every day of a 35-week school year that is presented in a standardized-testing format. Book of 112 pages help to keep your students very sharp in punctuation, sentence editing, vocabulary, reference, grammar and word study skills. Includes scope-and-sequence charts, suggestions and answer keys for the teacher….
Author(s): Evan Moor

3. Living Language English for Spanish Speakers, Complete Edition (ESL/ELL): Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, and free online learning (2012)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionEnglish, Complete Edition is a unique multimedia program that is designed for Spanish speakers. It takes you from a beginner to an advanced level in one convenient package.  At the core of English, Complete Edition is the Living Language Method™, 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. Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your…
Author(s): Living Language, Erin Quirk

4. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes (2014)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionThe Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and…
Author(s): Jane Straus , Lester Kaufman , et al.

5. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (Big Fat Notebooks) (2016)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionIt’s the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest.     Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . .takes students from grammar to reading comprehension to writing with ease, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the…
Author(s): Workman Publishing , Jen Haberling, et al.

6. The English Language: A Linguistic History (2011)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionThe English Language surveys the development of the English language from its Indo-European past to the present day. It covers the entire history of the English language beginning with its prehistoric origins in Proto-Indo-European and includes thorough coverage of its four major periods: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English. The second edition features a convenient quick reference guide for reference and review as well as a comprehensive timeline of the major events in the development of English. In addition to fully…
Author(s): Laurel J. Brinton, Leslie K. Arnovick

7. The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language (2011)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionHere is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own. Along the way, its colorful story takes in a host of remarkable people, places, and events: the…
Author(s): Melvyn Bragg

8. Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: Differentiating Literacies (2009)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionGuiding teachers on how to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, celebrated authors, Socorro Herrera, Della Perez and Kathy Escamilla stress that meaning and relevance must be at the basis for all instructional activities and strategies in order to effectively develop oral and written language. In their newest book, the authors blend theory and practice that provides grade level and ESL teachers with the tools they need to differentiate literacy instruction for all students….
Author(s): Socorro G. Herrera, Della R. Perez, et al.

9. AP English Language and Composition: With Online Tests (Barron’s Test Prep) (2019)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionThis edition includes:…
Author(s): Ehrenhaft Ed. D., George

10. Practical English Language Teaching PELT Text (A Course in English Language Teaching) (2003)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionPractical English Language Teaching offers a thorough, yet practical overview of language-teaching strategies and methodology for newer teachers seeking background and guidance, and for experienced professionals looking for refreshing new ideas. The book provides an overall introduction to key aspects of language-teaching methodology in an accessible, non-trivial way….
Author(s): David Nunan

11. Comparative Grammar of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French: Learn & Compare 4 Languages Simultaneously (2018)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionNowadays thousands of grammar books, textbooks, outlines, references and language guides of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French are published year by year. However, all of them teach these languages separately. Here you will find a comparative grammar of the four major Romance languages together based on their grammatical and lexical similarities for you, lovers of foreign languages, to learn and compare Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French simultaneously. It is an audacious endeavor to find or create a novel way of learning to speak several languages and becoming a multilingual person. It took me over…
Author(s): Mikhail Petrunin

12. Praxis II English Language Arts Content Knowledge (5038): Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Praxis English Language Arts (ELA) Exam (2016)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionImagine a study guide actually designed for teachers! Because we know you’ve got a busy life, we’ve developed a study guide that isn’t like other certification materials out there. With Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial NEW Praxis II English Language Arts Content Knowledge (5038):  Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Praxis English Language Arts (ELA) Exam you get a swift but full review of everything tested on your certification exam. Cirrus Test Prep’s resources will give you the push you need to pass your test the first time. ETS was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way…
Author(s): Praxis 5038 Exam Prep Team

13. Complete English Grammar Rules: Examples, Exceptions, Exercises, and Everything You Need to Master Proper Grammar (The Farlex Grammar Book) (Volume 1) (2016)

Best English Language Books Worth Your AttentionThe grammar book for the 21st century has arrived, from the language experts at Farlex International and TheFreeDictionary.com, the trusted reference destination with 1 billion+ annual visits.Farlex brings you the most comprehensive grammar guide yet: all the rules of English grammar, explained in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Over 500 pages of proper grammar instruction–2X more than the leading grammar book! Whether you're an expert or a beginner, there's always something new to learn when it comes to the always-evolving English language. Don't rely on multiple incomplete textbooks that…
Author(s): Farlex International

Best English Language Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some english language books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The English verb : an exploration of structure and meaning

Author(s): Michael Lewis
Publisher: Language Teaching Publications, Year: cop. 1986, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 874304

Language, Social Media and Ideologies: Translingual Englishes, Facebook and Authenticities

Author(s): Sender Dovchin
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2395861

Developing Language and Literacy in English across the Secondary School Curriculum

Author(s): Urszula Clark
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2252161

Autonomy, Agency, and Identity in Teaching and Learning English as a Foreign Language

Author(s): (Mark) Feng Teng
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2254729

International Perspectives on Critical Pedagogies in ELT

Author(s): Mario E. López-Gopar
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311390

English Language Teaching Research in the Middle East and North Africa: Multiple Perspectives

Author(s): Sahbi Hidri
Publisher: Springer International Publishing,Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2312053

Languages other than English in Australian Higher Education: Policies, Provision, and the National Interest

Author(s): Jennifer Joan Baldwin
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2351868

English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction: The Case of Secondary School Learners

Author(s): Anna Jarosz
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Year: 2019, Size: 454 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2352997

Teaching the Content Areas to English Language Learners in Secondary Schools: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

Author(s): Luciana C. de Oliveira, Kathryn M. Obenchain, Rachael H. Kenney, Alandeom W. Oliveira
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354154

World Englishes in English Language Teaching

Author(s): Alex Baratta
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355003

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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