Language : English
Published : 2018-01-23
Pages : 248
Expand Your English – A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary
Writing academic prose in English is especially difficult for nonnative speakers, largely because the standard vocabulary used in this genre can be quite different from colloquial English. Expand Your English: A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary is a unique and invaluable guide that will enable the reader to overcome this hurdle. It will become the favorite go-to reference book for both beginners and intermediate learners struggling with the complexities of English-language academic writing. Steve Hart covers 1,000 vocabulary items that are essential for good academic writing. The first section describes 200 key terms in detail, grouping them into logical sets of 10. Through careful repetition, the reader will find it easy to retain, retrieve, and reuse these essential phrases. The second section explains a further 800 terms, grouping them according to function, meaning, and the areas of an essay where they are likely to be used. The expansive scope of Expand Your English gives non-native speakers all the vocabulary tools they need to master this difficult style of writing.
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A unique, senior years national resource for Japanese language in the form of a ‘look it up’ reference manual, with sections on major language points: grammar / language functions, verbs, adjectives and kanji. Shirabeyo – Japanese Look-it-up includes a guide to main structure building, pronunciation, and usage across any topic and theme, presented in table forms. It covers all mandatory aspects of Japanese language as prescribed or recommended by the various syllabus documents for senior years, unrelated to any textbook and topic-based chapter/unit. It is the check-list of what teachers and students need to know for course completion in any Australian state or territory. It can also be used by background language learners and by university students for the entire duration of their courses. The book showcases main language and grammar points, including polite vs. plain structures and kanji, and consists of four ‘Look-it-up’ sections: • grammar and language functions mandatory for students in senior secondary Japanese across all syllabi/curricula • all verbs needed by students in senior secondary Japanese • all adjectives mandatory to all students • all kanji, with pertinent information, mandatory.
Teaching Young Learners English focuses on teaching English as a foreign language to children aged 7-12. It presents foundational concepts, best practices and practical suggestions on how to develop lessons and activities for the energetic and curious minds of young learners in the 21st Century classroom. It also features the perspectives and suggestions from practicing teachers around the world, and can be used as a basic text for prospective teachers or as a professional development tool for teachers and administrators wishing to develop the knowledge and skills to teach English to young learners.
About the Author
Dr. Joan Kang Shin is the Director of TESOL Professional Training Programs in the Education Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and specializes in the training and professional development of teachers of English to young learners. In her role she is responsible for administering professional development and teacher training programs that reach teachers in over 100 countries around the world.
Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy and Culture Ph.D. Program, and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has worked in all areas of ESL/EFL including teaching, curriculum and materials development, standards development, and teacher training.
Cambridge English for Schools Practice Tests have been designed to familiarize students with the level and format of the Cambridge English Key, Preliminary and First (previously known as KET, PET and FCE) for Schools examinations. Students can be assured that they will receive the relevant, up-to-date, appropriate training to successfully undertake these tests. The guidance and tips sections advise students on how to approach each part of the examination and allow them to improve the skills required.