This book teaches those who use English as a second language the basic grammar and sentence structures. It is the very foundation that one needs to build on if one were to write fluent and comprehensible English. What flows in one’s writing is not just ideas and imaginations, but the confidence in manipulating words which readers can make sense of. The author knows this very well and it is reflected fully in this book. The illustrations employed here are creative and, in many ways, unique. The author might not have been explicit in telling the readers what to write, which could otherwise restrict one’s writing skill development, but he has certainly emphasized strong enough what not to write to avoid writing bad English. This is an important concept in modern day language teaching. I fully recommend this book to those who want to head off in the right direction to learn the language.

Professor Wing Lau
Head of Design and Special Projects
University of Oxford

This is an interesting and innovative book that everybody should possess.

Grammar is the foundation of English learning.

The author is an experienced person who obtains his knowledge in English through practical ways. A sharp observer, as well as a practical teacher, his skill in teaching English is invaluable and highly effective.

Professor Adam Lui
Post-doctoral Fellow
Harvard University

“English for the Eager Learners” provides a good, step-by-step explanation of English grammar for English learners and teachers, starting with easier concepts and moving on to the more challenging grammatical structures.

The textbook follows a fairly logical order in introducing English grammar and presents clear, easy-to-understand explanations with encouraging, and sometimes funny examples and practice exercises. The short reading passages include a variety of different writing styles and sources, from amusing everyday stories to speeches and writing by famous literary or public figures.

Overall, “English for the Eager Learners” is a thorough introduction to English grammar and can also serve as a good reference book for students and teachers to review specific grammar concepts.

While the overall tone and purpose of the book is a little unclear (To practice American or British English? Everyday or academic English?), perhaps that is the point. It seems that the author or authors want to provide a variety of examples of English language and grammar for a wide range of students and teachers.

Joel Ozretich
International & English Language Programs
University of Washington