I have been in Asia teaching English since the summer of 1997.
I have co-authored some books together with a now retired professor, Richard Dowling, from the University of Maryland.
We started out trying to make a streamlined introduction and overview to English, and then focused on what we call sentence patterns. These early editions were used with native speakers on the American military bases here in Korea, and also to post-graduates at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China.
Upon further thought and consultation, an ongoing revision and expansion process began, resulting in a much more encompassing work. In fact, the original single volume book became 2 volumes, each with 800+ pages. We thought that ours was the prototype for a new kind of scholarship, one that we called an assemblage, or -- in our case -- a symphonic assemblage.
But the book was perhaps suitable for a cross-disciplinary course in writing, philosophy, psychology, and literature. The website for the assemblage book is symphonicassemblage.org.
Because the books organize the thoughts and concepts using a highly visual format, it contains many charts. Another single, small book, Poster Charts from the Two Hands Approach to the English Language: A Symphonic Assemblage, contains most of those poster charts.
It's available and partly contents-viewable at Amazon.
We had to cut it down with the hope of making something useful for EFL and ESL students and even native speakers around the world. We did so, ending up with the 1-year, foundational course in writing, New Angle on Writing (Semester 1 and 2). The 2 volumes are available separately at amazon.com. They are also viewable in ebook format online. Click on the title under Writing in the main menu on the website writing.likeapro.me.
Also at that website, be sure to check out the explanation of the advantages and theoretical grounding for the approach, in the article 7 Questions which you can find under eBooks.
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