This book helps with people with ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) whose first language is not English. The book will help you gain the communication skills you need to progress at school, college and the workplace. Used in colleges, schools and home study, the book shows grammar, usage, English idioms and proverbs, everyday phrases; terms from the worlds of business, computing, science and the arts; and appendices that include the periodic table, essay writing and world facts (such as population, capital cities, key cities) and foreign terms used in law and everyday speech. This book is a great guide for students to give them a grounding in the English language. The Essential Students' Companion is an instructive and helpful guide to English grammar and usage, and will help the modern student understand how to use all parts of the English language in modern usage, and when writing and speaking English. Key features are English grammar and usage; English idioms and everyday phrases; terms from the worlds of businesss, computing, science and arts; with appendices that include the periodic table, essay writing and world facts.