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Newcomers

Greta Gorsuch (Author)

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Reading Level 3.3

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Newcomers

by Greta Gorsuch

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is bigger than the island of Manhattan. More than seventy million people pass through DFW each year. In Newcomers, five new people arrive at the airport. But they are not starting a vacation or traveling. They come to work. These young people emigrated from Bangladesh, China, Ghana, and Mexico. Some drive buses. Others sell coffee, books, and clothes. And some rub your aching neck and feet in day spas. Travelers pass by them without a second look. Yet their lives are challenging and complex. These employees become friends as they struggle to learn a new culture and understand a very confusing world of work.

About the Author

Greta Gorsuch has taught ESL/EFL and applied linguistics for more than 30 years in Japan, Vietnam, and the U.S. She is an experienced materials writer who actively researches foreign language reading and pronunciation. Greta’s work has appeared in journals such as System, Reading in a Foreign Language, Language Teaching, Language Teaching Research, and TESL-EJ. She recently co-authored Second Language Course Evaluation and Second Language Testing for Student Evaluation and Classroom Research (both from Information Age Publishing). She lives in beautiful wide West Texas and goes camping whenever she can.

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