Category: Recommended Resources

Review: Writing – Learn to write better academic essays

Review: Writing – Learn to write better academic essays

I teach a lot of EAP and particularly essay writing classes, but have as yet not found a textbook to work with that I’m entirely happy with. Ever on the look-out, I came across the Collins EAP series, winner of the ELTon 2014 Innovation in Learner Resources Award, and more specifically: Van Geyte, E., Writing: … Continue reading Review: Writing – Learn to write better academic essays

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Review: Oxford EAP (Upper-Intermediate/ B2)

Review: Oxford EAP (Upper-Intermediate/ B2)

With many thanks to my colleagues with whom I have had endless discussions about this textbook! This series of attractively-designed textbooks piqued our interest as soon as we heard about it! My review focuses on: de Chazal, E & McCarter,S ( 2012) Oxford EAP A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Upper Intermediate/B2. Oxford, Oxford University Press.  The … Continue reading Review: Oxford EAP (Upper-Intermediate/ B2)

English Language Teaching: Organisations you should know about

Teaching can sometimes be a rather lonely pursuit, especially for ELT teachers away from home  in foreign countries. It can also be a rather homogenising experience, if you're teaching in a specific context and only really have contact with teachers in the same situation as you. In both situations, I think many ELT teachers miss out … Continue reading English Language Teaching: Organisations you should know about

Resources for Writing Academic Essays

Here are some more useful resources - this time based on writing academic essays. There are lots of discussion threads about this topic in various online forums, which can be confusing for students and teachers, so I thought I'd share the list of resources I recommend: WEBSITES MLA Citation style, the basics: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ APA Citation … Continue reading Resources for Writing Academic Essays

Resources for Giving Oral Presentations

Here are some resources I've found helpful for teaching EFL students how to give good presentations - focussing on structure and langauge etc. Maybe you'll find them helpful too! WEBSITES Brunel University’s centre for excellence guide to delivering presentations. http://www.brunel.ac.uk/learnhigher/giving-oral-presentations/delivering-your-presentation.shtml Gillet, Andy. Using English for Academic Purposes: A Guide for Students in Higher Education: Speaking … Continue reading Resources for Giving Oral Presentations