|Number of Lessons:||30 (plus 15 study skills videos)|
|Lesson Duration:||Approx. 45 mins|
|Key Content:||Identifying arguments and purpose; Paraphrasing; Using contextual clues; Understanding inference and implication; Recognising sign-posts|
|Additional Features:||15 Study Skills Videos|
Academic English can be used flexibly as a self-study course or homework supplement for students who are preparing for further study in English. Those who are willing to study 2-3 hours a week over several months will see a significant improvement in their level and have increased confidence in listening and reading in academic settings.
Each lesson in Academic English is broken down into short sections that will help develop listening and reading skills, and increase exposure to academic vocabulary.
Lessons begin with a focus on the key vocabulary related to the topic and skill focus. Skills practice is then provided using reading and listening material that students might encounter in an academic paper or university lecture. A Learner Training section summarises the skill area that is being learned, and provides useful tips for using the skills in a real-life setting.
Separate video tutorials on managing your learning and developing study skills are included to support the learner. The video tutorials can be viewed and reviewed at any stage of the course.
An end-of-lesson test checks students’ grasp of new words, and their reading and listening comprehension skills.
Lessons follow a systematic cycle, and are broken down into short modules. Students can begin a lesson, take a break and simply pick up where they left off. An end-of-lesson test helps consolidate the language learned and provides an immediate benchmark of progress made.