Study Skills For Speakers Of English As A Second Language

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Starting at any university is a major step in life. Students who speak English as a second language, studying in a new country, are taking an even bigger step. Based on interviews with international students and their teachers, this book offers straightforward advice on academic topics such as language use, as well as social topics and the culture of Western universities. It also contains a helpful mini-dictionary of university words, and so will be an ideal guide for any international student studying in an ...

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Overview

Starting at any university is a major step in life. Students who speak English as a second language, studying in a new country, are taking an even bigger step. Based on interviews with international students and their teachers, this book offers straightforward advice on academic topics such as language use, as well as social topics and the culture of Western universities. It also contains a helpful mini-dictionary of university words, and so will be an ideal guide for any international student studying in an English-speaking university.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403900265
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: Palgrave Study Guides Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

MARILYN LEWIS is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Auckland, New Zealand where she teaches degree courses in academic writing for new speakers of English and undergraduate and postgraduate courses on language teaching. She has also taught in India and Cambodia and run workshops for teachers of English in Vietnam. Her publications include How to Study Foreign Languages (Palgrave Macmillan, 1999).

HAYO REINDERS (http://innovationinteaching.org) is Head of Language and Learning Support at Middlesex University. He was previously founding Director of the English Language Self-Access Centre at the University of Auckland. With Marilyn Lewis, he has co-authored Study Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
• How to Use this Book
• PART 1: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UNIVERSITY?
• The First Steps
• University Life
• Postgraduate Students
• PART 2: THE UNIVERSITY WEEK
• Communicating with Staff and Students
• Listening and Notetaking in Lectures
• Talking at University
• University Reading
• University Writing
• PART 3: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR UNIVERSITY STUDY
• Learning New Words
• Improving Your English
• Tests and Examinations
• Dealing with Problems
• A Mini-Dictionary of University Words

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