About the book


Practical Resources for Adult ESL
A Selection Guide to Materials for
Adult ESL and ESL/ESOL Literacy

by Anna Silliman and Abbie Tom

Published in March 2000 by Alta Book Center Publishers (Burlingame, California)
ISBN 1-882483-80-4, Library of Congress Number 00-100876
167pp. Introductory price $13.95 (plus shipping & handling).












If you are looking for materials for teaching ESL to adults, this is the book you need! Read our descriptions and comments about each title (there are over 260 of them!) to get a good idea which ones might work with your students!

Between us we have over 45 years of teaching experience, so we understand the needs of your students. In this book we included those titles which, in our opinion, are the most useful for the adult ESL classroom.

Perhaps you have a favorite ESL book that we didn't include among our reviews? If so, you can send us a message about this book and why you think it's appropriate for adult ESL students--we'll share the information here on our website! Contact us at: Thanks!


About the authors

Abbie Tom

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Anna Silliman


Abbie Tom (when she's not looking at ESL books!) teaches ESL to adults at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. She is the co-author of five other books for ESL teachers. You can reach her at:

Anna Silliman (when she's not looking at ESL books!) is the editor of Hands-on English, a publication for adult ESL. She lives and works in Nebraska. Previously she taught ESL to adult students in New York and overseas. You can reach her at: