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The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009.
English for ICT Studies is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of ICT who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within a ICT faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from ICT lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key ICT vocabulary that students will need.
Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker’s point of view.
Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers.
Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer’s stance.
Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases.
Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students’ knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of ICT and of academic study in general.
Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit.
Full transcripts of all listening exercises.
The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure.
Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content.
Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area.
Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching.
Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision.
Audio CDs for further self-study or homework.
Ideal coursework for EAP teachers.
31 May 2011
Number of pages: 140
Unit 1: What is ICT?
Unit 2: ICT in the workplace
Unit 3: Introduction to ICT systems
Unit 4: ICT in education
Unit 5: The history of ICT
Unit 6: The Internet
Unit 7: Software development
Unit 8: Efficiency in computer systems
Unit 9: Human-Computer interaction
Unit 10: E-commerce and E-government
Unit 11: Computing and ethics
Unit 12: The future of ICT
Patrick Fitzgerald is the co-author of ESAP Medicine and ESAP ICT Studies. He has worked in a variety of roles with learners from a range of backgrounds in healthcare and medicine. He holds a BA in Social Science and an MA in Information and Library Management and has a particular interest in the development of learning materials.
Marie McCullagh co-authored Garnet Education’s ESAP Medicine with Ros Wright and Patrick Fitzgerald. She is a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, teaching a range of ESP courses at undergraduate and post graduate level. She holds an MA in International Marketing and an MA in Materials Writing. Her research interests are in English for Professional Communication. She also provides communication skills training to non-native speaking doctors in the NHS.
Carol Tabor co-authored Garnet Education’s ESAP: English for ICT Studies, and Safety First. She began her ELT career in 1990 and taught in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa. Since 2003, Carol has been working as a freelance author, writing material for both teachers and learners of EFL. Carol holds an MA in Information Communication Technology in Education and in recent years has been extensively involved in producing digital materials to accompany a number of popular EFL course books.
Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 35 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner. As a consultant, he has worked in more than 20 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private language institutions on all aspects of school management.
For the last ten years, he has been a full time freelance writer with his wife Anna, producing more than 160 published books in ELT. Although he and Anna have worked for all the major publishers, all recent works have been for Garnet Education.
Terry is the series editor of the English for Specific Academic Purposes series for Garnet Education, which aims to prepare students to entry into a particular faculty for English-medium tertiary education. The series won the ESU award in 2009.
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