How I Learned English

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About the author:
Paula Massadas Pereira was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She immigrated to the United States at age nineteen, and being able to communicate effectively became her major goal. She is now a full-time faculty librarian at a community college in California.

How I Learned English

The Story of a Brave Mexican Girl

Authored by Paula Massadas Pereira
Designed by Bruna Massadas
Illustrated by Paula Massadas Pereira
Edition: 1

How I Learned English describes the journey of Claudia Sanchez, a young woman who immigrates to the United States. It is a pedagogical picture book that aims to inspire English learners to become proficient in their new language. It was written in basic English to ensure reading comprehension. Study questions are available to encourage discussion.

Major topics: ESL, immigration, financial difficulties, family separation, study skills, culture shock, perseverance, and cultural values.

Target audience: Although this book was created with adult English learners in mind, it is also appropriate for 3rd graders +.

Publication Date:
1511629134 / 9781511629133
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Education / Language Experience Approach

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