2. Materials

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Parrots Kun Eikaiwa recommends the following textbooks. Of course, you can take a lesson without using these textbooks!

Parrots' Articles

An Article is like having a direct conversation with the writer. It will help you develop your language skills and vocabulary. It is also a way to relax while enhancing your understanding. You can get Parrots' Articles from the button, "Learn More".

SIDE by SIDE 3rd edition

Side by Side has helped more than 25 millions students worldwide persist and succeed as language learners! This course is a dynamic all skills programme that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing and listening - all in a light-hearted, fun and easy-to-use format. This edition promotes active communication between students...practising speaking together 'side by side',

Interchange 3rd edition

Interchange Third edition is a four-level series for adult and young-adult learners of English from the beginning to the high-intermediate level. Intro is the introductory level of the Interchange Third Edition series. The Intro Level Student's Book is designed for beginning students needing a thorough, slow-paced presentation of basic functions, grammar structures, and vocabulary. Intro is based on the principle that low-level learning does not equal low-level thinking. The Student's Book contains 16 teaching units, frequent progress checks that allow students to assess and monitor their own learning, and a self-study section. Included is a Student Audio CD that contains the conversation, pronunciation, and self-study sections from the Student's Book.
※The 4th edition is also prepared.

ExpressWays 2nd edition

Expressways, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is a complete four-level course that features all-skills language practice. The series incorporates cooperative learning, critical thinking, problem solving, role-playing, cross-cultural discussions, self-assessment, and community activities to promote an interactive, student-centered learning experience. New Activity and Test Prep Workbooks provide a variety of exercises and activities for reinforcing grammar, and grammar and test-taking practice to prepare students for standardized tests.

Let's Go 4th edition

Success from the very beginning.It gets children talking from the very beginning with conversation, and question and answer practice. It teaches each language pattern step by step and repeats it with plenty of practice which leaves every child feeling "I can do it!" It uses children's natural skills through music and movement with the acclaimed Carolyn Graham's fabulous songs, chants and drum tracks - so they will remember the language and build their fluency. The lessons are systematic, clear and so involving that everyone knows what to do and no child is left behind. Let's Read... Now there are new phonics and reading lessons to help children read fluently too!

Reading Starter

Reading Starter New Edition is a three-book reading series designed for young, beginner students. Containing a variety of reading forms including fictional series, letters, diary entries, charts, graphs, newspaper articles and more! Each unit includes comprehension and vocabulary questions to enhance reading skills, a thematically-related dialogue for speaking practice. Careful and positive progression of grammar, vocabulary and passage length in each book, the Reading Starter New Edition series provides students an engaging and fun means to improve their fluency in English.

Business English

The material features real companies and individuals, and authentic texts, providing relevant study for Business English students. The syllabus remains language-driven, giving learners the thorough grounding in basic structures and skills which they need at this level. The pronunciation syllabus provides work on word and sentence stress, intonation, and other areas such as contracted speech which learners at this level often find problematic. Each unit covers a theme of general relevance in the business world, such as 'Dealing with Problems' and 'New Developments.' The units are now even in length, with clear headings to identify different types of activities.

TOEIC Preparation

This is new material that reflects the format of the new TOEIC(R) test, step-by-step strategies and skills to improve performance on each section of the new test, over 1,000 practice items, two TOEIC(R) -length review tests for both Listening Comprehension and Reading, two complete Practice Tests with TOEIC(R) -style answer sheets for assessment and preparation for TOEIC(R) test conditions, an Audio CD in the book that includes the Listening Comprehension Review section, a Complete Audio Program (available separately from the Book with the listening portion for all sections), an audio script that includes all of the material recorded for the complete audio program.

TOEFL・IELTS Preparation

・『BARRON'S TOEFL IBT』 can meet the needs from beginner to someone who wants to get higher TOEFL IBT score. This book consists of how to answer each skill part properly, 8 times practical test and listening CDs to review.
・『The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student's Book with Answers』can meet all level of IELTS. This book was written by IELTS exam writers and consists of how to solve each skill part correctly and 8 times practical tests.
・『Target Band 7: Ielts Academic Module - How to Maximize Your Score (Third Edition)』is good for those have already taken IELTS before and aimed to get higher score. Especially, how to solve each skill parts quickly and properly and deal with tricky questions helps those have longed for IELTS higher score.

Travel English

Adventures Abroad thus features practical conversation situations in which students successfully communicate with each other as if they were traveling, which many of your students will do, during their college years or soon afterwards. The listening practice is likewise practical and leads to successful communication in the closely related conversation practice. In each unit students will visit a different city in England, Australia, Canada or the USA. Each unit also provides a lot of practice in goal-oriented language practice.


American Accent Training also offers detailed nationality guides for ten languages and accent variations: Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and the US Southern accent. Added features include access to comprehensive websites, and referral to a qualified telephone analyst for individual help. American Accent Training has been Americanizing the speaking habits of students and business people since 1991. Going where no accent book has gone before, AAT continues to set the standard for anyone learning or teaching the American accent.
※The 2nd edition is also prepared.

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