Critical Reading

Author: Pearson Education
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
ISBN: 9782761356541
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Critical Reading provides a systematic introduction to the process of analyzing and evaluating a written text. Students develop critical reading skills through analysis of texts from authentic sources (journals, newspapers, magazines, and websites) and a variety of academic dsiciplines. They are encouraged to develop their comprehension and vocabulary skills, while forming a reasoned assessment of the effectiveness and validity of a text.Highlights The text goes beyond the standard "reading comprehension plus vocabulary" approach. Includes opportunities for further research, as well as writing tasks designed to allow students to synthesize the materials they have read and reach an individual conclusion. Each chapter introduces a fundamental skill for developing critical awareness, including: considering place and date of publication; identifying author bias and purpose; distinguishing between fact and opinion; gauging scope of research; evaluating evidence; comparing the author's argument to other points of view; and ultimately, evaluating the strength and validity of an argument with the goal of writing a critical review of the article. Teachers can access My eLab documents for support materials including answer keys and tests.

Critical English for Academic Purposes

Author: Sarah Benesch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135663556
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Critical English for Academic Purposes: Theory, Politics, and Practice is the first book to combine the theory and practice of two fields: English for academic purposes and critical pedagogy. English for academic purposes (EAP) grounds English language teaching in the cognitive and linguistic demands of academic situations, tailoring instruction to specific rather than general purposes. Critical pedagogy acknowledges students' and teachers' subject-positions, that is, their class, race, gender, and ethnicity, and encourages them to question the status quo. Critical English for academic purposes engages students in the types of activities they are asked to carry out in academic classes while inviting them to question and, in some cases, transform those activities, as well as the conditions from which they arose. It takes into account the real challenges non-native speakers of English face in their discipline-specific classes while viewing students as active participants who can help shape academic goals and assignments. Critical English for Academic Purposes: Theory, Politics, and Practice: * relates English for academic purposes and critical pedagogy, revealing and problematizing the assumptions of both fields, * provides theoretical and practical responses to academic syllabi and other institutional demands to show that teachers can both meet target demands and take students' subjectivities into account in a climate of negotiation and possibility, * offers "rights analysis" as a critical counterpart to needs analysis, * discusses the politics of "coverage" in lecture classes and proposes alternatives, and * features teaching examples that address balancing the curriculum for gender; building community in an EAP class of students from diverse economic and social backgrounds; students' rights; and organizing students to change unfavorable conditions. This book is intended for undergraduate and graduate courses for preservice and in-service ESL and EAP teachers. It is also a professional book for those interested in critical approaches to teaching and EAP.

Key to EAP Student Book

Author: Peter Mooney-Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780195576665
Format: PDF, ePub
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Key to EAP is an all-in-one course that focuses on building the fundamental skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in an academic context with an emphasis on developing students' critical thinking skills. Module components for the Student Book Reading: general and academic texts with a variety of exercises to develop text understanding, structure and analysis Writing: elements of academic writing and academic writing genres Speaking: informal and formal discussions, presentations Listening: talks, lectures, interviews Target language and vocabulary: grammar and vocabulary Weekly assignment Self-appraisal tasks for students to evaluate their abilities with the knowledge of that topic Reading reaction task to develop critical reading and thinking skills and for students to develop their own voice in writing NOTE: The correct weblink for the activity listed on page 27 of the Student Book is http://www.aljazeera.com/video/europe/2010/07/2010710193514776807.html

Learning English for Academic Purposes

Author: Julia Williams
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9782761341455
Format: PDF, ePub
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Learning English for Academic Purposes LEAP 2nd edition for English language learners preparing for study in Higher Education is now a two-book series focussing on key language skill development incorporating global issues material with academic content"

Teaching English for Academic Purposes EAP in Japan

Author: Rachael Ruegg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811082642
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book focuses on appropriate English for Academic Purposes instructional concepts and methods in the Japanese context. It investigates a variety of pedagogical techniques, addressing the fundamental academic English skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – as well as assessment and materials development. All the research included was conducted in Japanese university settings, thus shedding new light on the effective implementation of EAP teaching and learning activities with Japanese learners of English. This book is of interest to anyone working in an EAP context at the secondary or tertiary level, especially those which include Japanese learners.

Critical Reading in Higher Education

Author: Karen Manarin
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253018986
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Faculty often worry that students can’t or won’t read critically, a foundational skill for success in academic and professional endeavors. "Critical reading" refers both to reading for academic purposes and reading for social engagement. This volume is based on collaborative, multidisciplinary research into how students read in first-year courses in subjects ranging from scientific literacy through composition. The authors discovered the good (students can read), the bad (students are not reading for social engagement), and the ugly (class assignments may be setting students up for failure) and they offer strategies that can better engage students and provide more meaningful reading experiences.

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Author: Ken Hyland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317328094
Format: PDF
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The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English for Academic Purposes (EAP), covering the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this fast growing area of applied linguistics. Forty-four chapters are organised into eight sections covering: Conceptions of EAP Contexts for EAP EAP and language skills Research perspectives Pedagogic genres Research genres Pedagogic contexts Managing learning Authored by specialists from around the world, each chapter focuses on a different area of EAP and provides a state-of-the-art review of the key ideas and concepts. Illustrative case studies are included wherever possible, setting out in an accessible way the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of research or practice in that area. Suggestions for further reading are included with each chapter. The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes is an essential reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of EAP within English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Researching Contexts Practices and Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

Author: L. Blaj-Ward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137331879
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is a point of reference for EAP professionals planning to conduct or commission research into learning, teaching, professional development or quality assurance in EAP. It draws on academic and professional debates to inspire further research and practical initiatives to enhance EAP provision.