lynstapletonThese workbooks are designed for learners of English who need to improve their reading comprehension in order to perform effectively in Bible colleges and seminaries that require extensive reading in English. The intention is not to teach English, but to supplement classroom instruction with biblically contextualized passages and exercises. Vocabulary Building for Biblical Studies is an intermediate level workbook of 15 chapters centering on biblical and Christian themes. Each unit includes a passage of 1000 words and exercises that aid students in understanding and expanding their vocabulary. Men and Women in the History of the Church is a pre-intermediate primer. Each unit begins with pre-reading questions and a biography of approximately 650 words. This is followed by exercises on reading comprehension and vocabulary building, and ends with discussion questions. Developing Reading Skills is a two-part pre-intermediate curriculum based on the books of Jonah and Ruth.  Each curriculum includes a Student’s Workbook and a Teacher’s Book and introduces a variety of reading strategies, particularly observation-interpretation-application. Israel’s Judges focuses on the beginner level, covers all 4 skills, and includes communicative grammar activities for class use. There is a listening component that can be downloaded as well. All of the workbooks are available as a download, to print and photocopy for personal or class use, but may not be reproduced for profit. The website is:

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