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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 Language and Linguistics is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of language and linguistics 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 linguistics faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from language and linguistics lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key linguistics 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 language and linguistics 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: 276
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
Dr Anthony Manning is Dean for Internationalisation at the University of Kent and was formerly Director of the Centre for English and World Languages.
Anthony is one of the original creators of the TASK (Transferable Academic Skills Kit) series and he remains one of the main authors of the second edition of this range of books.
Also for Garnet, Anthony has written Assessing EAP and English for Language and Linguistics as part of the ESAP series. Anthony has written a number of other books and journal contributions for other publishers.
Before joining the University of Kent, Anthony was Assistant Director to what is now the International Study and Language Institute at the University of Reading. Anthony also taught in France, Germany, China and Japan. He has also been a lecturer at a Japanese College situated within the University of Durham, and at an International College in Reading.
Anthony has a Doctorate in Education and Applied Linguistics with a focus on language testing. He has delivered seminar papers at ALTE, IATEFL, InForm and BALEAP conferences on the subject of English for academic purposes, language assessment and academic skills development.
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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