Discover Conversation - Conversation Textbook


Discover Conversation

ISBN: 978-4-909730-11-4

Price: 2,500yen excluding tax


Students have a BLAST: they Build, Listen, Analyze, Speak, and Transcribe.

Discover Conversation is a conversation textbook that makes the world of spoken interaction more understandable, accessible, and usable for your students. It helps break down the complexity of real interactions into small and manageable chunks. It also provides easy to follow scaffolding activities that help to build more authentic learner conversations in the classroom. The book is divided into three specific sections:

SMALL TALK: These are short conversations we use every day with our friends and family to help maintain positive relationships.

TRANSACTIONS: These are short conversations in which we want to achieve something or get something done by talking to one another. These conversations have a specific purpose or function.

STORYTELLING: These are longer conversations in which we tell a story to another person in order to entertain them and to share our many experiences.

In each of the 12 units, students will:

  • discuss a picture or a series of pictures based on a conversational situation.
  • practice short ‘moves’ in the conversation.
  • listen to a near-authentic conversation.
  • analyze and code the ‘moves’ in the conversation.
  • review the ‘moves’ they have learned in the unit.
  • notice particular unique aspects of spoken discourse.
  • create and role-play their own conversations.
  • record their conversations using their smartphones.
  • transcribe their best conversations as a record of learning through the course.

There are many ELT textbooks out there for English Conversation, but the use of near authentic conversations in Discover Conversation separates it from the rest.


How do I purchase?

Discover conversation can be purchased directly from our partner or you may place an order through your school bookstore.

Introduction to Discover Conversation a Conversation Textbook