__Words for Students of English combines features that make it uniquely valuable to students and teachers of English as a Second Language. The volumes are designed for use as core texts in ESL vocabulary classes and as supplemental texts in reading, speaking, or writing classes. They may also be used for individual study.
Volumes 1 and 2 of the series can be used with beginning level students, volumes 3 and 4 with intermediate students, volumes 5 and 6 with high intermediate or advanced students, and volume 7 with advanced students.
Each of the first six volumes consists of twenty-five units that present ten to twenty-five base words with definitions, examples, and exercises — all of which contain only previously learned vocabulary. Volume 7 of this series takes the ESL student to an advanced level of vocabulary learning, retaining many of the features of the first six volumes; but in each of its twenty-two units the words are divided into "Words for Production" and "Words for Recognition," allowing many more new words to be presented. Each unit in the series focuses on a specific topic so that students can practice new words in meaningful contexts.