Exploring Theological English: Reading, Vocabulary, and Grammar for ESL/EFL

ISBN 978 1903689 01 1
398 pages.
Published 1/10/2010


Paperback, PDF

Exploring Theological English is an ESL/EFL textbook designed for high-intermediate to advanced learners of English, whether studying at an academic institution or independently. It is written from an evangelical view of Christianity. Each chapter has five or six major sections presenting new information and/or practice exercises to help the student acquire key reading skills, a broad general vocabulary as well as an expanding academic vocabulary, skill in figuring out complex grammatical structures, and familiarity with the important concepts and terminology used in theological writing.

Exploring Theological English

Cheri Pierson (Ed.D., Education; M.A., Intercultural Studies/TESOL) is an associate professor of Intercultural Studies and TESOL at Wheaton College Graduate School. She specializes in teacher education and English for Bible and theology. She is the author of Dictionary of Theological Terms in Simplified English Student Workbook and other related articles. Before teaching at Wheaton, she taught English to theology students in Sweden for ten years. Lonna Dickerson (Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition; M.A. TESOL) has been a professor of TESOL for more than thirty years and is currently the director of the Institute for Cross-Cultural Training, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College. She focuses on TESOL methodology, English phonology, issues in second language acquisition, and English for Bible and theology. She is the co-author, with Dianne Dow, of the Handbook for Christian EFL Teachers. Florence Scott (M.A., Theology and Church History; Graduate Certificate in TESOL) lectures on theological topics in the United States and abroad. As a freelance writer, she has published a number of articles in theological publications. She has also worked with English for Bible and theology programs in several countries, including Egypt and Malta.