Spoken English: A Foundation Course Parts 1 & 2 (revised editions) are intended to help develop the oral communication skills of second language learners, especially those who have had a regional language medium of instruction at school and who have had little or no exposure to spoken English. They are aimed at students preparing to enter the mainstream, which would require them to compete with those who have a stronger base in English. The books can, however, be used just as effectively as self-instructional material by older learners who are employed or engaged in different activities of their own.
The two parts of the book come with audio CDs that give learners an opportunity to listen to dialogues in everyday situations and that provide answers to the practice exercises as well. Also included in the books are brief, easy-to-understand tips on pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and usage that learners are sure to find useful when learning to speak English.
The books have been revised to include new dialogues set in familiar situations, more usage notes and an additional appendix.
Dr Kamlesh Sadanand retired as Professor
and Head, Centre for Phonetics and Spoken English, EFLU, Hyderabad. She is presently
a consultant with OBS and has authored our title Teaching Listening and Speaking.
Dr Susheela Punitha retired as Professor of
English, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Dr Punitha is based in Bangalore,
where she conducts courses on spoken English. She is also involved with some of
our school titles.