Speak English Like an American

ISBN 978-0972530033
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The ESL Book that teaches over 300 American English idioms. Speak English Like an American is a bestselling book, popular around the world.

#1 Bestseller! SPEAK ENGLISH LIKE AN AMERICAN: Learn the Idioms & Expressions That Will Help You Speak Like a Native! 

Book & Audio CD set
Price: $24.95 (Internet special: $21.95)

secret.jpgWhat's the secret to speaking English better? It's mastery of those tricky idioms and phrases that are so common in English. And learning these idioms and phrases will not only help you speak better, it'll help you understand Americans  better. In this course, you'll join an American family as they go about their day-to-day lives. Along the way, you will master over 300 of today's most common English idioms and expressions.
Speak English Like an American is one of the world's most popular books for learning conversational English. Discover why thousands of students from all corners of the world are turning to Speak English Like an American to improve their everyday English skills... a fun and effective way to improve your English! 

Ideal for both self-study and classroom use. Now in use in ESL programs at universities throughout the USA, including Yale University and Drexel University.

In this deluxe book & CD set, you'll find:

  • Over 300 of today's most common American English idioms & phrases to reinforce the material 
  • Dozens of exercises
  • Multiple usage examples of each idiom or phrase
  • 25 lively & authentic dialogues - the entertaining story of an American family
  • An Audio CD - listen to the dialogues and improve your pronunciation
  • Lots of original cartoons illustrating the expressions



SPEAK ENGLISH LIKE AN AMERICAN is now offered as an online course: learn English online!





Reviews for Speak English Like an American

highly recommended self-teaching tool for those who are familiar with the English language, yet who seek to take their fluency to new heights by mastering common English idioms. Over 300 of the most-used American English idioms and phrases are presented, complete with examples, definitions, and engaging dialogues that serve to tell an entertaining family story punctuated with amusing cartoons.  Midwest Book Review

great source for ESL students like me to help me know when, how and where to use these idioms in the right situations. Moreover, the CD's pronunciation is perfect! If you practice these idioms daily, I am sure you would see how well it works. I would recommend to my friends and people whose English is the second language. Good luck!  H. Lieu

A remarkable contribution in the field of teaching American English ... solved a lot of burdens for those novice learners who don't know how to be tactful. — M. Hejash

I learned a lot from Speak English Like an American. It's a great resource for individuals like me who came to American later in their life.   M. Cogal

A useful and accessible book and CD set. The notes on the pragmatic usage of idioms, and the practice activities centered on pragmatic responses to phrases containing idioms, are particularly outstanding. This book will certainly increase students’ abilities to understand and use idioms and expressions appropriately in an American context— Melinda Cuyul, Northern Arizona University

I just finished studying Amy Gillett's Speak English like an American book and CD. This book was one of the greatest English language books I ever studied.   — Odna I.

Speak English Like an American is perfect for those who have good grammar and want to know about every-day English. It's useful and a funny way to learn idioms. — Nelly R.

My daughter-in-law recently arrived in the USA from Vietnam and was in need of learning English. This book has been a great help since other English study guides have been very difficult for her assimilate. This book provides a fun way to learn English while more easily understanding the Americans around her. — Fred W.






  SPEAK ENGLISH LIKE AN AMERICAN is also available as an app!


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Meet your instructor!

gillett-speak-english.pngAmy Gillett has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and Business English at universities and language schools in Europe and in the United States and now she’ll teach you. With this book and CD, you can take her classroom with you! One of the world's leading experts on American English idioms, she was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on usage of American slang and idioms.