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Cambridge Academic English

An integrated skills course for EAP

Research study

• an interview-based longitudinal study of the
experiences of 28 undergraduates at Hong Kong
Polytechnic University
• A questionnaire survey completed by 3,009 firstyear students
Evans & Morrison 2011

Ranking productive skills

Speaking
• speaking clearly
(pronunciation)
• speaking accurately
(grammar)
• communicating ideas
fluently

Writing
• linking sentences
smoothly
• using appropriate style
• using grammar
correctly

Results Speaking 1 speaking accurately (grammar) 2 communicating ideas fluently 3 speaking clearly (pronunciation) Writing 1 = using grammar correctly & linking sentences smoothly 2 using appropriate style Evans & Morrison 2011 .

Evans & Morrison 2011 .Student comments We can only use some simple words to express ourselves rather than use a large range of words with similar meanings to express ourselves.

Sometimes I’ve got some ideas. Intermediate level learners .Student comments Academic writing is the most difficult part for me because when I write sentence I find many things to do. For example I have to organise the writing and think about the grammar. I think I want to learn more vocabulary and the grammar especially passive. but I don’t know how to write down sentences.

grammar and cohesion) and technical vocabulary … Evans & Morrison 2011 .Conclusion from study These findings suggest that freshmen need particular assistance with academic writing (notably style.

complexity and sophistication .Key issues for students • Students are concerned about both oral and written language • Students want to be more accurate • Students know their language needs to be more complex and sophisticated in an academic context • Students think better control of grammar and vocabulary will lead to greater accuracy.

An EAP grammar syllabus • What should an EAP grammar syllabus include? • How should this syllabus be organised? .

Argent & Spencer 2008 .An EAP grammar syllabus … sentence grammar is not a good basis on which to build the syllabus framework … (it) ignores the specific applications that grammar items such as the present perfect and modals have in academic discourse. For example. the present perfect is important in the narrative of a literature review (an academic genre) … Alexander.

An EAP grammar syllabus Genre or text type approach Example: Text type comparison & contrast Grammar point comparative adjectives Uncovering EAP McCarter & Jakes (2009) .

An EAP grammar syllabus Which genre for these grammar points? • passives • narrative verb forms • noun phrases • subordination .

An EAP grammar syllabus Cambridge Grammar of English – Carter & McCarthy (2006) .

An EAP grammar syllabus Cambridge Grammar of English (Carter & McCarthy 2006) • shows how grammar points can relate to different genre • includes items found in all genre • comprehensive • corpus-based .

Approach to language in Cambridge Academic English • grammar and vocabulary contextualised • authentic academic texts used • academic corpus used to check language examples and to get more examples • discovery approach • practice of language .

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Language in Cambridge Academic English • • • • Explicit focus on grammar and vocabulary Contextualisation in authentic academic texts Cognitively engaging discovery tasks Corpus-informed focus on language .

Cambridge Academic English: other key features • Integrated skills work .

Cambridge Academic English: other key features • Encourages independent learning through Study Tips .

Cambridge Academic English: other key features • Develops awareness of disciplinary differences .

Cambridge Academic English: other key features • Authentic academic discourse including real filmed lectures on DVD .

Cambridge Academic English: key features • • • • • • • Comprehensive language coverage Integration of language and skills Integrated skills work Corpus informed Encourages independent learning Develops awareness of disciplinary difference Authentic academic discourse .

B1+.5 / 6 Book 3 • advanced. e. foundation programmes IELTS 4. in-sessional. e. academics IELTS 5. e.5  6 / 6.g. pre-sessional programme IELTS 5  5. C1+.Cambridge Academic English: levels Book 1 • intermediate.g. B2+.5 Book 2 • upper-intermediate.5 .g.5  5 / 5.

Cambridge Academic English: components • • • • • Student’s Book Teacher’s Book Class Audio CD DVD Free extra video lectures and worksheets on CUP website .

speaking & listening.Cambridge Academic English: organisation 10 units: reading. writing. grammar & vocabulary 5 units: listening to lectures & seminar skills .

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