English Second Language Book Receives 2007 Eric Hoffer Book Award

Honolulu, HI, May 04, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Daniel S. Janik and Joel Weaver have been awarded a 2007 Eric Hoffer Book Award for their book, "How to Choose the BEST English Language School in the USA." The work is published by AuthorHouse, the premier publishing house for emerging authors and new voices in literature.

Erick Hoffer Book Awards honor noted philosopher and educator Eric Hoffer (July 25, 1902 – May 21, 1983), an American social writer whose "cogent insights to the nature of mass movements and the essence of humankind" eventually received him 1983 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

According to Best New Writing 2007, "English is the most powerful language in the world, and there is no place better to learn it than the United States. In clear and accessible language, Janik and Weaver provide a comprehensive approach to selecting an English language school and location, based on a number of practical and a few overlooked factors. The latter portions include approaches in several languages [English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and German all in one book]..."

The book consists of six sections in each of six languages; each section also includes English so that readers can copy questions directly into an e-mail or letter, or read them over the telephone. Each section begins with an introductory chapter about studying English in the United States and another about selecting the right set of questions to ask prospective schools.

Subsequent chapters cover questions to ask schools about academic quality; regional characteristics; physical campus features and facilities as well as food, accommodations and expenses. Included are useful Internet links.

"The book was written for interested international and domestic students, parents, counselors and agents," say the authors.

Each year, The Eric Hoffer Book Award (formerly The Writers' Notes Book Award) recognizes excellence in independent publishing by academic, small, and micro presses, as well as self-published authors in eleven genre categories that cover the entire publishing spectrum. Full coverage can be found at www.HofferAward.com and in the upcoming release of Best New Writing 2007.

Janik currently teaches English and English as a Second Language at Intercultural Communications College in Honolulu, Hawaii, in association with Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa. He also teaches English at Hawaii Pacific University and Psychology at Argosy University Hawaii. Weaver is Director of Intercultural Communications College and an Adjunct Instructor of ESL courses for the Hawaii Department of Education, as well as past-chair of Hawaii NAFSA and a lecturer on Intercultural Communications with that body of International Educators.

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