The Grand Duc ESL Dictionary and Thesaurus

Designed spicifically for French-speaking students who are learning English as a second language, the HRW ESL Dictionary and Thesaurus has everything the students, their parents and their teachers could want. This dictionary is much more than a simple reference work: it's a work and learning tool that includes everything students need to improve their English comprehension and writing skills.


  • Outlines and samples of narrative and descriptive texts; A condensed grammar; Writing strategies.

ESL Dictionary

  • More than 20,000 definitions, for a vast, rich vocabulary;
  • French equivalents for all definitions;
  • Real definitions worded for the students;
  • Clear examples;
  • Writing tools;
  • Writing Tips and Word Builders;
  • References to the illustrations and the Thesaurus;
  • Words in the same family, plurals, participles and synonyms.

French Lexicon

  • More than 20,000 French words, phrases and expressions, with their English equivalents;
  • Numerous strategies to make finding words easier.


  • Banks of words on topics students write about most often, such as characters, descriptions of characters, places, time, the living world, etc

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