In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook

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NorQuest College

Pub Date: 2016

ISBN 13:

Publisher: Independent

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Reviewed by Sarah Bauer, ESOL Faculty, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, on 6/20/2018.

In the Community is described as an integrated skills textbook for high intermediate learners. The introduction to the book states five objectives, … read more



Reviewed by Giuliana Perco, Lecturer and Language Program Coordinator, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Italian Studies, on 2/2/2018.

Funded by the Alberta Open Educational Resources (ABOER) Initiative, _In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook_ is aimed at … read more


Table of Contents

  • Note to the Learner
  • Book Tour
  • Chapter 1: Reception, Respect, and Relationships
  • Chapter 2: Requests and Responses
  • Chapter 3: Permission, Prohibitions, and Obligations
  • Chapter 4: Apologies and Excuses
  • Chapter 5: Opinions, Clarifying, and Filtering
  • Appendix 1: Answer Keys
  • Appendix 2: Glossary

About the Book

With funding from Alberta Open Educational Resources, Bow Valley College and NorQuest College collaborated to create Open Educational Resources (OER) in the form of e-textbooks for English language learners.

NorQuest College created In the Community: An Intermediate Integrated Skills Textbook. The textbook:

  • helps learners notice, learn, and practice English that will be helpful in your community
  • gives learners practice in the four main language skills–listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • helps learners learn about intercultural skills
  • helps learners develop some important essential skills
  • can be used as an online textbook with interactive activities or downloaded, printed and used as a regular textbook

The textbook is aimed at Canadian Language Benchmarks levels 5/6 and has been designed to be facilitated by an instructor.

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