English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes : A Guide and Resource Book for Teachers

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English for Academic Purposes provides a comprehensive overview of the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for teachers. It not only looks at study skills, but also at other central concerns of EAP, such as needs analysis, syllabus and course design, methodology and materials, learning styles, tests and exams, and academic style and genre analysis. In addition to general EAP, the author also considers subject-specific language and the production of teaching materials. Throughout, the author adopts a user-friendly approach in which theoretical considerations are balanced with practical experience. Issues are discussed and illustrated, but readers are also encouraged to form their own opinions by means of stimulating introspect and discuss sections at the end of each chapter.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 687g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 Tables, unspecified; 2 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 052155618X
  • 9780521556187
  • 242,539

Table of contents

1.EAP and Study Skills: Definitions and Scope 2. Needs Analysis 3. Surveys:Students' Difficulties 4.EAP Syllabus and Course Design 5.Evaluation: Students and Courses 6. Learning Styles and Cultural Awareness 7. Methodology and Materials 8.Evaluating Materials 9.Academic Reading 10.Vocabulary Development 11.Academic Writing 12.Lectures and Note-Taking 13.Speaking for Academic Purposes 14.Reference/Research Skills 15.Examination Skills 16.Academic Discourse and Style 17.Subject-Specific Language 18.Materials Design and Production 19.Concerns and Research Appendices 1. Recommended Books and Journals 2.Educational Technology 3.Professional Associations and other Organisations 4.EAP Exams and Examining Bodies 5.ELT Publishers and Mail Order Firms (UK)
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Review quote

'This book is accessible, comprehensive and extremely useful. It deserves to find the broadest possible market, because it addresses issues which are of great relevance to all branches of EFL - indeed, to all aspects of language teaching in general.' EL Gazette, 1997 'I teach English at the Faculty of Economics, Belgrade. I have recently obtained your amazingly comprehensive and valuable book "English for Academic Purposes". I have learnt a lot from it.' Nadezda Silaski, Senior Lecturer in English 'Jordan has done the impossible: he has managed to give us a 'comprehensive overview of the whole subject' in just over four hundred pages." "Jordan's English for Academic Purposes is a most welcome and much needed guide/resource book for EAP teachers in Britain and abroad.' Modern English Teacher Vol 7. No 1. 1998 'Jordan presents a complete guided tour of EAP as it exists today. As a guide to references in the field, his book is a beacon. He indicates directions for further research, gives samples of published/printed materials, and provides a list of recommended books and journals. I recommend this book to all those interested in the EAP field.' EA Journal Volume 15 No 2
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