April 2011
New ESL/EFL Textbook Gets Vietnamese Students Talking

Dear Valued Customer,   

Chimayo Press is very pleased to announce the release of its newest title: 
Compelling Conversations:
 Questions and Quotations for Advanced Vietnamese English Language Learners

This culturally sensitive text encourages Vietnamese students studying English to speak about their cultural experiences, their families, and their lives – whether they’re studying in Vietnam or abroad.  

With dozens of practical speaking exercises, Compelling Conversations helps Vietnamese English Language
Learners develop greater fluency, develop and express their opinions, give reasons to support their opinions,
build critical thinking skills and prepare for standardized tests with speaking sections (TOEFL, IELTS).   

Please learn more at www.CompellingConversations.com! or forward this link to your colleagues who
teach Vietnamese students!

What Brings You Here?

Sometimes a simple, flexible question can create compelling conversations.

“What brings you here?” is one of our favorites.

Many job interview experts like this question because it allows applicants to explain their motives. In fact, the open-ended question almost forces applicants to clearly focus on their goals. The question works even better for far less stressful situations ranging from social gatherings and casual chit-chats to informal introductions. “What brings you here?” indicates curiosity and openness. More...

Articles That We Loved

teacher-student 2

Teach for the World by Nicholas D. Kristof - A generation ago, the most thrilling program for young people was the Peace Corps. Today, it’s Teach for America, which this year has attracted 46,000 applicants who are competing for about 4,500 slots. More...

How to Prepare for an ESL Job Interview by Susan Lafond - If you are looking for a new ESL or bilingual teaching position, there are a number of things you can do to help prepare for the interview. More...

Do Your Students Make These Mistakes? - What are some common, or as I like to say "good mistakes", that adults and teenagers make in conversations? This article from the "positivity blog" identifies 10 mistakes in a clear, concise manner. It could be used for conversation clubs, oral skills classes, or just for personal reflection. More...

Free Sample Chapters

Free Sample Chapters and Reproducible Worksheets are available at our newly relaunched website: CompellingConversations.com!


Ask more. Know more.
Share more. Speak More.
Create Compelling Conversations.


Find us on Facebook follow us on Twitter


In This Issue

  • What Brings You Here?
  • Articles That We Loved
  • Free Sample Chapters
The original Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics is now available in more places than ever before:
Of course you can continue to contact us directly to order discounted class sets. Email Eric at


Or call (310) 390-0131 (we are in Los Angeles and on Pacific Time!)


Click to view this email in a browser

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Compelling Conversations
Chimayo Press
3766 Redwood Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90066-3506

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Try Email Marketing with VerticalResponse!