My Offline Work

  • In Print

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Next Generation Grammar 3. Pearson, 2013.

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Vocabulary Power 1: Practicing Essential Words.  Pearson Longman, 2007.

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Vocabulary Power 2: Practicing Essential Words. Co-authored with Kate Dingle. Pearson Longman, 2007.

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New Password 1 and 4: A Reading and Vocabulary Text.   Pearson Longman, 2009. The author, Linda Butler, has updated and expanded her series. It now has five levels. I had the privilege and pleasure of contributing to Books 1 and 4 as an assistant test writer. I wrote four out of five tests for each Teacher’s Manual.

  • Out of Print

My first published work was a short story in a Russian children’s magazine. It was a fun piece about some unhappy creatures at a pond wanting to look like the people and animals at a nearby castle. (I think there was a fish that got glasses and a frog that grew a mustache. The rest I can’t remember!) The two-page story presented reflexive pronouns in context for young English langauge learners. The story also came with a moral: Just be yourself.

 ”A Lesson at the Pond.” January/ February 2000 issue of Speak Out by Glossa.

Within my first three years of teaching English, I had created a sizable amount of classroom material. I had a strong desire to share my ideas with the English language learners and teachers in Russia. It was not an easy task trying to convince someone to publish my books: I was young and unknown. With my own persistence and the kind support from a couple of instructors at the Russian State University of Humanities, I found a publisher willing to work with me. Three of my four proposed ideas went into press. They did not hit the stores until 2001, shortly after my return to the U.S. I harbor the hope that the fourth book, a collection of short stories for young English language learners, will make it into print some day.

Brainstorming: A Handbook for the English Language Teacher. Manager, 2001.   (This is a large collection of communicative activities. I have shared a few of my favorites on this site.)

Footsteps: Short Stories for Intermediate and Advanced Students of English. Manager, 2001. (This is a collection of original short stories. Each one is accompanied by a glossary, language notes, and exercises. I definitely wish I could improve my explanations and fine-tune my writing in this book, but I still enjoy the stories to this day. A couple have been reprinted and used in my YouTube videos with the publisher’s permission.)

Top Ten Reasons for Learning a Foreign Language. Manager, 2001. (This is a small collection of activities based on top-ten lists that target conversation and vocabulary skills.)

Back in 2007, I had my first opportunity to submit an article for an international conference. A former student of mine, now a dean, presented my paper in my absence as I was due to have my second child.

 ”Practical Concerns in the Mulitcultural Classroom: An American’s Perspective.” Kaliningrad, Russia. 2007. Originally presented in absentia in April 2007 at the international conference “Developing Professional Competence in Education” held at the Kaliningrad State College of Urban Planning.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Fadumo Ali says:

    Hi Jenn
    you are doing incrible job.
    I see you Vidoe’s on youtube i would like to buy them with the books so i would like to know where I can found them.
    Thanks
    Fadumo

    1. englishwithjennifer says:

      I’ll send you some info, Fadumo.

  2. Cooper says:

    Hey J..
    your vedioes are very great and I have the same question how can i get your books , Please give me some info as soon as possible you can .
    Thank you
    Cooper your big fan !

  3. murthy says:

    hi Jenne
    your videos on you tube are simply exquisite .I am very happy to say so

  4. Azhar says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    I’ve listened all your lectures on youtube. Let me know, do you have all these lectures in written form?

    Thanks
    Azhar

    1. englishwithjennifer says:

      Hello Azhar!
      I’m glad you’ve found my videos useful. For offline use I can offer CD-ROMs. Let me know if you’re interested, and I’ll send you further info.
      Regards,
      Jennifer

  5. Young Cho says:

    Hello, Jennifer!
    I read your blog & homepage that gives me inspiration to teach English in the future!
    I’m really impressed with what you’ve done for English learners. It is an amazing job~~
    I’m currently doing martial arts – head instructor in the US – but at the same time, I would like to be an English teacher to foreigner people just like me!
    If I have a chance, I would like to meet you in the future and get some advice to teach English.
    It was a pleasure to write a message to you
    and God bless you.
    I’m your fan from now on~~!!! lol
    Thank you, ma’am~!!!!

    1. englishwithjennifer says:

      If I can persuade a few passionate language learners to become teachers, that would be absolutely wonderful. Other learners will benefit from your support.
      Best wishes to you,
      Jennifer

  6. Bill Pelan says:

    Hi Jenny from Auckland, New Zealand. I teach ESOL, now in a voluntary capacity. Your presentations are great and I would love to use them for my students. They are mostly from Asia and Eastern Europe. What is the best way to ‘download’ onto my Mac computer? And is there any charge?
    Keep up your good work! Bill.

    1. Hello Bill,

      I’m very happy my videos can support your teaching. It’s free to download the videos. I haven’t searched recently for better options, but my playlist of Favorites includes two tutorials on dowloading. Jamie Keddie’s is entertaining.🙂

      Thank you for the support.
      Regards,
      Jennifer

      1. Bill Pelan says:

        Thanks very much Jennifer, your comments are much appreciated and I have viewed Jammie Keddie’s tutorial but I still need to convert the files for PC and also to play on TV. Otherwise I will have to my 24″ iMac everywhere.
        Thanks again. I come from Ireland originally and have family in PA and New England.
        Best wishes,
        Bill

      2. Hi Bill,
        Here’s one more option. A small number of my videos were uploaded to Vimeo. It’s usually a one-click process to download them from there. http://vimeo.com/user2130562

        PA and New England, huh? Small world!🙂

  7. Marcela says:

    Hola Jennifer queria saber si me puedes ayudar a corregir un escrito gracias

    1. Hello,
      I can correct one or two lines on my forum, but not whole letters. Feel free to post questions there, too.
      http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/forum/

  8. CARLOS HENRIQUE says:

    HI JENNIFER HOW ARE THINGS?
    MY NAME IS CARLOS AND I´M FROM BRAZIL. I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK. YOU HAVE BEEN HELPING ME WITH MY ENGLISH STUDENTS FOR ABOUT 7 YEARS…EVERYDAY I PLAY SOME OF YOUR VIDEOS IN CLASS AND THE STUDENTS JUST LOVE THEM. I APPRECIATE THAT.

    1. Hello Carlos.
      Thank you for including some of my videos as part of your classroom instruction. I am grateful for your support over the years.
      Best wishes,
      Jennifer

  9. detskayayoga says:

    Dear Jennifer,
    How to buy some of your books?

    1. Hello.
      Here is a list of my books with links to the publisher’s site.
      Thank you for your interest.

      Regards,
      Jennifer

  10. Ashley says:

    Hi, I’m curious about where your book “Brainstorming: A Handbook for the English Language Teacher” is available? I’m always interested in getting more communicative activities into my classes. Thanks!

    1. Hello Ashley,

      The book is old and no longer in print. I’ve shared a couple of ideas from that publication here on this blog.

      Please try the search feature and see if I already created an activity for the topic you’ll be teaching. If not, I’d love to know what kinds of topics I could address in future posts.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Regards,
      Jennifer

  11. Zubin D says:

    Dear Jen teacher

    can I get your books in India.

    Zubin D

    1. Hello. Orders can go through Pearson. http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/books.html There may be a regional office that sells to India.

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