ESL Workbook for Beginners. Here at last is a classroom-ready workbook for beginning ESL, ESOL, EFL, and ELL students. All lessons are NO-PREP to LOW-PREP activities that have been classroom-tested and honed to perfection with proven techniques developed by ESL teacher Chris Balli for over 20 years. The greatest impact this book will have is that zero-English or minimal-English speaking students will begin speaking immediately! Reading and writing will also be advanced.