"I highly recommend Dr. West's outstanding book...It's practical, organized, easy to read, and
it actually makes Linguistics a fun subject. This should be require reading for every ESL/EFL teacher. Definitely
a worthy purchase."
Dave Sperling, Founder of "Dave's ESL Cafe"
"Dr. West, with the genius of a true educator, takes
a highly complex field of knowledge and presents its concepts and skills...with clarity, practicality, and a good amount of
M.A.L.S., Assistant Professor & Senior Editor of Curriculum Development,
Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California
"Dr. West has distilled the critical components of linguistics
and described them with fine metaphors and good humor!"
Dr. Lois Locci, former Director of Education,
University of California, Santa Cruz Extension
"It's comprehensive and
informative, but best of all, it's extremely accessible to current/future teachers whose blood usually runs cold at the
mention of 'linguistics' or 'grammar.' The conversational style and humorous tone are tremendously effective..."
Dr. Peter Lowenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
and Language Development, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
"Steve West has done an amazing job of taking the mystery out of linguistics for teachers. This is a 'must
have' resource for any teacher working with English learners. Dr. West writes with clarity, precision, and humor!"
Casagranda Williams, Educational Consultant
book is very compact but also very clear and instructive. It follows a perfectly arranged path which increases comprehension
while its style simplifies a hard-to-understand academic area. It certainly is a reference book every English teacher
would need. I wish I had it when I was taking the course the first year at Berkeley."
Karliova, ESL Instructor, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey