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Achieving Competency in English is a life skills text for adult ESL students that teaches vocabulary and grammar through content related to the most basic competencies needed for students to function in an English-speaking community. A special feature of this book are the cultural competencies, which guide students on topics such as common courtesies, meeting people, emergencies, community services, getting a job, minding one's money, finding a place to live, staying healthy, food and nutrition, and education.
Each of the book's ten chapters begins with a Reading Readiness opener, with pictures that introduce the theme and vocabulary of the chapter in a non-threatening way. Chapters also contain reading passages, real-life situations for discussion, realia and writing components, visual literacy practice, and suggestions for outside study. CASAS correlations are included.