English in Action, Second Edition

Language(s): American English


The second edition of English in Action provides learners with competency-based support for building language, life, and career skills in real-world settings. Learners are engaged as workers, family members, and citizens through a communicative, practical and active approach.

  • FUN! English in Action is filled with fun and exciting content and activities which motivate students to master the skills presented
  • ENGAGING! Empower students and promote learner persistence through dynamic, communicative activities, helping to build confidence in and out of the classroom
  • ACTION-PACKED! Encourage learners to communicate and participate in a lively learning process with interactive technology options, providing various avenues to learning

New to this edition:

  • Teacher Training Video features teaching tips from the authors and actual footage of English in Action being used in the classroom
  • “English in Action” sections practice the everyday skills students need to interact and solve problems in the real world
  • “Word Partnerships” provide students with frequent collocations to promote fluency
  • “World Builder” activities provide additional vocabulary practice and encourage students to get a deeper understanding of the target words

Updated for this edition:

  • "Working Together" activities build learner persistence through cooperative tasks, enhancing the classroom community

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Barbara H. Foley

Barbara Foley had planned on taking early retirement after 38 years as a full-time professor of ESOL at Union County College, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. However, her “retirement” lasted only five mon... more

Elizabeth R. Neblett

Elizabeth Neblett teaches ESL full-time at Union County College in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In addition to teaching, Liz serves on the executive committee of her faculty union. She has presented worksho... more