Conversation Inspirations
Conversation Inspirations

Conversation Inspirations

Over 2400 Conversation Topics



118 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $28.00 (CA $37.95) (US $28.00)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9780866474962

Price: $28.00


The author's experiences as an ESL teacher and a lawyer working in Los Angeles have given her a clear sense of what immigrants and international students in the US want and need to talk about. It’s an ideal resource for an ESL teacher’s bookshelf and saves time and energy in finding just the right subject for class discussions, role plays, interviews, debates, writing prompts, and so on. Conversation Inspirations has been used all over the world and includes more than 2400 topics ranging from the universal (e.g., human nature and interpersonal relationships) to the culturally vital (cutting edge issues in North American society and how people from other cultures feel about them and deal with them). Some of the great variety of topics include getting a job, emotions, politics, sports, technology, opinions, superstitions, and social issues.

Author Biography

Nancy Ellen Zelman, author of Conversation Inspirations: Over 2400 Conversation Topics, first taught English as a Foreign Language after joining the Peace Corps in Morocco. Upon returning to the US, she attended Columbia University and earned a Masters in TESOL. After teaching in New York, she moved to California to teach ESL full time at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She attended law school but returned to ESL teaching. She has presented at TESOL conferences and has written numerous journal articles and textbooks.