Achieving Competency in English is a life skills text for newcomers to the United States. A unique feature of the book are the cultural competencies included in this book, 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
This is a revised edition from the book titled Competency in English by Planaria J. Price.
Planaria J. Price is an instructor, Evans Adult School, Los Angeles.