English for Academic Study: Speaking
This fully updated 2012 edition of English for Academic Study: Speaking will help your students develop the speaking and presentation skills they need to participate effectively in academic seminars and discussions.
The units are based on the following topics:
- Being a successful student
- Learning online
- Changing roles in the family
- A healthy lifestyle
- The influence of the media
- The world of work
- Protecting the environment
- Science and the paranormal
- Studying in a new environment
Each unit includes discussions and presentations that relate to the topic of the unit. The written and listening texts will give your students different perspectives on the topic and provide evidence to support their ideas – one of the essential features of academic life. There is also a learner diary at the end of each unit to help students think about the process of learning and the strategies they are developing.
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 speaking 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: Listening, EAS: Vocabulary, EAS: Pronunciation and EAS: Grammar for Writing.
18 May 2012
Number of pages: 92
BIC code: EL, ELXD, ESF
BISAC code: FOR007000, LAN018000
1. Communicating in academic situations
2. Seminars and discussions
3. Examining underlying assumptions
4. Reading into speaking
5. Building up a discussion
6. Consolidation: Seminar skills practice
7. Supporting your point of view
8. Collecting and presenting data
9. Thinking rationally
10. The importance of reflection
r. Reading texts
Joan McCormack is the Director of the Self-Access Centre at the University of Reading, and works as an EAP Lecturer and Course Director. She has worked in Japan, Peru and Spain, and has been involved in the field of EAP for the past 12 years.
Her areas of interest include the development of materials for teaching extended academic writing and research skills, as well as fostering the development of learner autonomy in students.
Joan is co-author of two of the titles in the English for Academic Study series: Extended Writing and Research Skills and Speaking.
Sebastian Watkins co-authored the Speaking title in the English for Academic Study series, published by Garnet Education. Since 2002, he has also taught English for Academic Purposes at the University of Reading to both pre-sessional and in-sessional students.
Prior to that, Sebastian spent time working in Spain, Turkey, Hungary and Oman, concentrating on Business English, IELTS preparation and teacher training on UCLES CELTA courses. He received a Masters in TEFL from the University of Reading in 2004.
He also directs and teaches on tailor-made short courses in ESP for a range of external sponsors.
“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