New edition of our best-selling ESL/ELL computer textbook.
"The textbook is awesome for ESL and non-ESL students. It's user-friendly, easy to carry and is packed with so much information." - Hill - Curriculum Specialist
Welcome to Computers for ESL Students, 4th Edition is the easy, fun way to learn the basics of computers. Written for English as a Second Language (ESL) students and English Language Learners (ELL) with at least a Low Intermediate ESL reading proficiency as defined by the CASAS Skill Level Descriptors for ESL, this textbook uses a highly visual approach to guide students with basic to intermediate reading skills through basic computer skills, Windows 7, and Word 2013.
A fresh, modern design featuring easy-to-read fonts, bold illustrations, and uncluttered pages enable ESL learners to rapidly absorb concepts and develop skills. Build their confidence in using the computer with plenty of practical, hands-on projects and examples.
Teaches basic computer tasks, including Windows 7, word processing (Word 2013 and the Word Ribbon), email, and the web
Picture dictionaries and verb definitions
Guided hands-on practice and interactive conversations
New! Appendix to cover major changes between Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Online student resource center with overview presentations, web simulations (WebSims), and more.
Optional student workbook to reinforce learning: Activities include vocabulary and verb practice, paired conversations, and fun exercises such as scrambled sentences, missing vowels and consonants, word searches, and crossword puzzles
Complimentary instructor support materials include exercise solution files and a printable answer key, overview PowerPoint presentations, a sample syllabus, lecture notes, test banks and answer keys, a course preparation document, and more. Solution materials for the accompanying workbook are also included in this support package.
The textbook is awesome for ESL and non-ESL students. It's user-friendly, easy to carry and is packed with so much information.
5/2/2016 1:54 pm
Hill - Curriculum Specialist, Educator
I enjoy the books and so do my students. The book is very detailed and very helping in helping the students comprehend basic computers. The exercises in the books, putting each word in sentences, and peer conversations are also very helpful. Thank you again.
3/21/2016 8:11 am
The review is doing well, and all the material for me is amazing, very well organized and easy to understand.
3/3/2016 3:16 pm
Jorge Zarate, Educator
very good for Second Language Learners. Vocabualry and directions are user friendly.
1/25/2016 8:50 am
Dirtra Henry, Educator
We are looking forward to using the updated version of the product and the resource materials you provided for teachers on online will be very helpful.
1/24/2016 10:12 am
Dolores Sauls, ESL Teacher, Educator
The ELL teacher and computer teachers think we could use this for our ELL students.
1/20/2016 12:02 pm
Sandy Wollan, Educator
A little bit difficult for more Basic English students, but I like this version much better than the previous one!
1/15/2016 12:33 pm
Sydney Silver, Educator
The book is amazing and everything is clearly laid out. I am happy to have it because it means that I donât have to keep explaining how to do everything and when I do say âminimize your windowâ they will know what that means. If I say âtwo fast clicks with your mouseâ they will know what it means.
1/14/2016 2:26 pm
High Beginner ESL Teacher, Educator
Great text to use with students in low-intermediate to advanced levels, and could be adapted for use by beginners. The clear directions and diagrams are easy to follow, and the spiral bound format is terrific. It's excellent as a resource book as well. We use it our language lab and students can focus on individual needs.
1/14/2016 7:59 am
Kathie G., Educator
This book is being reviewed by our Adult Literacy/ESL staff to see if they want to use in their classes for computer training.
1/5/2016 7:24 am
Kim Oaks, Educator
This is an excellent text for beginner-level, ESL students.
1/4/2016 9:11 am
Susan Vana, Educator
Not recommended for Newcomers at a beginning to low level. Works great for those at an intermediate or higher level.
10/27/2015 1:36 pm
Krista D., Educator
In general, very good. I have used the previous editions for years and will continue with the new edition. However, I wish the text would focus on Word right away without teaching WordPad. My students never use WordPad.
10/6/2015 1:04 pm
Chris van Lierop, Educator
Illustrations were easy for students to follow. Step by step explanations were excellent.
I have shared this with my Middle School ESL teacher, she was impressed. She also borrowed the book to show the high school ESL department
10/4/2015 4:11 pm
Cindi Sweeney, Teacher, Educator
This text is well-put- together for our intermediate to advance ESL students,but much of it is not usable without simplification for my beginning ESL students.
10/1/2015 9:50 pm
Jacqueline Magro, Educator
Clear and concise and I like the spiral binder format.
9/30/2015 2:07 pm
Frederica Beck, Educator
A little challenging for very basic students but very good overall.
9/30/2015 11:30 am
Lee Ann G., Educator, Educator
The material is organized clearly and language is clear and concise, This text is appropriate or use in an ESL classroom at a low-intermediate level. With proper scaffolding techniques, it can be adapted to lower levels.
9/30/2015 9:36 am
Lesley Kretai, Educator
I liked the text but found the different colored text not to my liking. Overall, it was comprehensive and clear.
9/30/2015 8:12 am
Nancy D., Educator
Very user friendly. The textbook/workbook set are a great combination.
9/17/2015 6:59 pm
Sheila Vierra, Educator
Good tool for teaching ESL -computer contextualized classes.
9/10/2015 9:13 am
Veronica Hassan, Educator
9/1/2015 11:03 am
Ginger Smith, Educator
I think the book is well written and very useful for ESL students who learn to use computers.
8/31/2015 3:25 pm
Bophany Huot, Educator
I found the latest version to be suitable for teaching ESL students who want to learn or advance their computer skills. The only complaint that I have is that the font in the text and workbook are very light and the use of different fonts makes the paragraphs difficult to read.
8/31/2015 2:08 pm
The book was well laid out and very clear; however, for very, very basic students. Many of our students have a little background in computers. The Word application was not the full "Word" but really "Wordpad"
8/31/2015 12:56 pm
Students seem to like this book, but our students have acquired many of these skills when they come into our program, and the book moves a little slowly for them. The book is good for students with no skill at all with computers.
8/31/2015 12:04 pm
Bobbie Ware, Educator
In my opinion an excellent book for computer beginners, and the combination of textbook + workbook is great.
8/31/2015 11:20 am
Margarita Schwartz, Educator
It is an excellent introduction to computers for ESL students
8/31/2015 9:23 am
Ellen Zelniker, Educator
Very easy for most of our ESL students to understand.
8/31/2015 8:36 am
JoAnn, Instructor, Educator
Perfect for my beginning English language learners!