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Teaching Academic Writing. Useful EAP books. Teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Science and Technology for EAP. What is EAP? What is EAP?

What is EAP?

Andy Gillett, University of Hertfordshire Introduction. BALEAP - The Global Forum for EAP Professionals. Journals Journal of English for Academic Purposes (JEAP)

BALEAP - The Global Forum for EAP Professionals

Language Box: EAP. In this video, Richard Galletly (Academic English lecturer at Aston University) presents a guide to avoiding plagiarism in your writing, and introduces some ideas to help with your referencing.

Language Box: EAP

This guide is intended for students at UK universities in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The ideas found here are a synthesis of the current research into plagiarism and how to avoid it, including ideas from East (2009), Ellery (2008) and Hyland (2010). The concept of using summarising and parpaphrasing to avoid accidental plagiarism is questioned here, and the use of effective reflection, discussion, critical evaluation and commentary on sources is encouraged. The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary. Use magic to teach and learn academic language in my new NY Times post that includes a student interactive and teaching ideas.

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

Enriching Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching Tier Two Words to E.L.L. Students is the headline of another one of my posts for The New York Times. It’s a pretty lengthy one – filled with ideas, downloadable hand-outs and links to additional resources. This is latest in my “The Best….” series of lists. Like the resources on most of the others, the sites on this list can be helpful to both English Language Learners and native-English speakers alike. One way this list is different from the others is that I don’t rank them in terms of which ones I like the best. You might also be interested in The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary. Here are, in my opinion, The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary: Academic Reading Circles. Academic Reading Circles (ARC) is an intensive reading approach whose components work on the basis that language learners develop deep textual comprehension better through initial collaboration than if tackled alone.

Academic Reading Circles

The purpose of ARC is to improve learner engagement with and understanding of concepts in non-fiction texts, like those encountered in higher education courses. Learners engage with a text through different lenses that draw attention to specific types of information, and they co-construct knowledge discovered from these lenses for a clearer overall picture of the meaning and significance of the text. This book provides teachers with the roles, the procedure, and the sample activities to improve learner use of course texts.

MindSet: A Book written by Carol Dweck. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. Death of the dictionary? – learning technologies in EAP. Three years ago, at a British Council seminar in London Michael Rundell, editor in chief at Macmillan Dictionaries, posed the question “Who needs dictionaries?”

Death of the dictionary? – learning technologies in EAP

Certainly the idea of payi ng for a dictionary is something that is rapidly looking outdated, as there is a wide range of free dictionaries available on the Internet, some specialising in specific fields, others aimed at different types of learner. In addition, there are corpora and search engines, which we can train students to use in researching language, whether these are general purpose search engines (e.g. Google), tools aimed at specialists in linguistics (e.g. 5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion. By Tanner Higgin, Graphite If there’s one thing that games can teach really well, it’s systems thinking.

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

Getting good at a game like Portal, for instance, means learning its physics engine. When the game’s over, it’s only natural to draw comparisons between how things move, fall, and interact in the game and physical worlds. Similarly, building nations in Civilization exposes players to complex political, social and cultural relationships they can see reflected in global history. These examples are, admittedly, a bit old hat.

The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation. 1. Set on a colony somewhere out in space, Quandary tasks the player with settling disputes and solving problems by building sound arguments for one side or the other. 2. Good argumentation isn’t just important to the humanities. 3. The stakes are high in Argument Wars. 4. The Republia Times might be the most stripped down game on this list, but that doesn’t mean it lacks punch. 5. Learning technologies in EAP. Digital literacies for EAP students: who’s responsible? – learning technologies in EAP. International students: how to teach them alongside native speakers. As I stood with a professorial colleague outside a coffee shop on our London campus one November morning, a group of Chinese students spotted me and ran in our direction.

International students: how to teach them alongside native speakers

Each took off one glove and threw it at my feet. They then picked them up and ran away waving and giggling. They had each 'thrown down the gauntlet'. In their first term at an English university, these students were beginning to understand Shakespearean English. The previous day I had taught them ways of understanding English idioms and metaphors, including the casting off of a single 'gauntlet'. WOOP to and through college. Jurassic Academic. The Four Levels of Reading Every Student Should Know About. January 20, 2016How to Read a Book by Mortimer J.

The Four Levels of Reading Every Student Should Know About

Adler and Charles Van Doren is one of the most celebrated classic works in the reading literature. It was first published in 1940 and then revisited and updated in an edition that was released in 1972. Lexicoblog: Semi-academic sources in EAP: An interview with a New Scientist journalist (1) Part one: Structure and content In the past few years, I’ve come across several EAP teachers who are advocates of using what could be described as ‘semi-academic’ texts in class.

Lexicoblog: Semi-academic sources in EAP: An interview with a New Scientist journalist (1)

By this, I mean articles from magazines such as New Scientist, National Geographic or the Economist. These articles take academic topics and often report on academic research, but they’re arguably more accessible and engaging than rather dry, ‘authentic’ academic texts (from textbooks or academic journals). I’ve always felt a bit uneasy about their use though because my sense is that these magazines represent a wholly different genre with a different style of language and different conventions which could actually be more misleading than helpful for EAP students.