I use this text for my English 202 Class on Saipan, and it is well-received by a mixture of Chamorro, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, etc. students. Good sample essays and other writings and the resources in the appendix area of the book are excellent, especially the grammar review. As an instructor, I liked it (easy to use), and the final test of a text is how it is used and appreciated by the students. It got at least a 90% "thumbs up," which is a good score for anything on a college campus. Good job Smalley, Ruetten and Kozyrev. The names alone are significant examples of how America is "a melting pot" of languages and cultures, and all can learn English.