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This fully updated edition of English for Academic Study: Listening will help your students develop the listening and note-taking skills they need to participate effectively in academic lectures and seminars.
The units are organized as follows:
Listening and lectures
Introductions to lectures
Identifying key ideas in lectures
Introducing new terminology
What lecturers do in lectures
Each unit includes video and audio recordings of authentic lectures from a range of academic fields, including banking, development economics, marketing, psychology and linguistics. These have been recorded in a genuine academic environment and are a perfect way to prepare for English-Medium study.
The Course Book includes unit summaries to give students a quick overview of what they have covered, and a comprehensive glossary of terms. Each unit also has weblinks offering additional information and activities, relating to both listening skills and the topics covered in the units.
This book can be used in conjunction with the following books in the English for Academic Study (EAS) series, also published by Garnet Education: EAS: Reading, EAS: Writing, EAS: Extended Writing & Research Skills, EAS: Speaking, EAS Vocabulary, EAS: Pronunciation, and EAS: Grammar for Writing.
18 May 2012
Number of pages: 80
1. Listening and lectures
2. Introductions to lectures
3. Identifying key ideas in lectures
4. Note-taking: Part 1
5. Note-taking: Part 2
6. Introducing new terminology
7. What lecturers do in lectures
Colin Campbell has worked in English language teaching for almost 30 years. He has been a teacher, teacher-trainer and consultant in a number of countries, including Poland, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the UK. He has also been involved in setting up language schools in Italy and Poland. Some of his fondest memories from his career to date include co-hosting a Learning English television series for local television in Italy; recording Irish songs for a children’s Course Book in Poland; writing original readers for CUP and, still, teaching students.
He has worked at the University of Reading since 1998, teaching on EAP courses. He has written and co-written various EAP and general ELT books, including EAS Listening and EAS Vocabulary for Garnet Education.
Jonathan Smith has many years’ experience teaching and teacher training in Europe, North Africa and the Far East, and now works as an EAP lecturer and course director at the Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading.
His academic interests include the teaching of oral skills and the applications of technology in language learning. He has co-authored two books in the English for Academic Study series: Listening and Pronunciation.
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"If you spend a few minutes flipping through their pages, you will discover a real treasure for your academic classes. It is definitely worth reading them!"
Liliana Burga Yuy for IATEFL Voices, Issue 236, January / February 2014
“…the tutor’s role is instrumental, and the teacher’s book embraces this with a comprehensive introduction on the approaches used, and informative teaching notes so that it would also be very usable by those starting out in EAP and on their first pre-sessional teaching assignment.”
Clare Anderson for the ESP SIG Journal, Issue 41, April 2013