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Academic writing: The magnificent seven

Academic writing: The magnificent seven | Open EAP | Scoop.it
Ken Paterson is a freelance ELT writer and consultant, and co-author of the Oxford Grammar for EAP. In this post he looks at the grammatical features that characterize academic writing. At this yea...
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I wonder what "a trawl through a broad variety of text-types" really entails?  These might be features of academic texts, but should a list like this form the basis of teaching students how to write for university?  I very rarely see student writing and think "this student needs to use the passive more often" or "what would really help here is a sequence of one-word linkers".  Hmm....

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Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council

Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council | Open EAP | Scoop.it
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Very handy looking resource, especially with the example essays provided.

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Agile ELT (or, How to publish an ELT course in three months, Part 1)

Agile ELT (or, How to publish an ELT course in three months, Part 1) | Open EAP | Scoop.it
Three months ... In what will be a series of posts, we're going to look at how we might do things a bit differently in the world of ELT publishing. Making ELT products takes time. A lot of time. To...
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Innovations in Learning Technologies for English Language Teaching

This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. As a regular classroom teacher you will be able to find lesson ideas to adapt to your own contexts; as a teacher trainer, there is a useful overview of the current state of the art in each of the contexts and a range of practical examples.


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Mrs Shahinur's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:26 AM

The innovation approach in teaching is really praseworthy.

Jovi Buendia's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:51 AM

An awesome resource on integrating language learning and technology.  Plenty of sites listed for different target areas.  

John O'Connor's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:54 PM

This is a well organised a very interesting book for the modern language teacher. Just look at the table in the introduction to each chapter and you will find a wealth of ideas for language teaching.

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Teaching Upper Students To Take Notes English Language Essay

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EAP has been defined as the teaching of English with the goal of enabling learners to use that language to study or conduct research (Flowerdew & Peacock 2001) and involves helping students to develop linguistic, academic and cultural competence...
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Comparing Texts to Aid Noticing

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QuickDiff is an interesting tool that analyses differences in two very similar texts. It was actually developed for examining programming code, but could be a really useful tool to use with students to get them to look more closely at the texts they write and notice the mistakes and corrections and differences in the text.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 27, 2013 3:00 AM

This blog post is about a tool that you can use to raise students' awareness of their written errors and encourage error analysis.

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Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences, by Michael Billig

Learn to Write Badly: How to Succeed in the Social Sciences, by Michael Billig | Open EAP | Scoop.it
Sandra Leaton Gray on a must-read for academics and their students
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On the Infinite Monkey Cage the other week they referred to Social Sciences as Humanities with a graph.  Made me smile.

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Wikipedia contributors ‘should be proud’

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Academics should be proud about the contributions they make to Wikipedia, instead of treating them like a “shameful secret”.
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"Shameful secret" is a great phrase to explore further...

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No Self-Mockery, Please, We're American

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Americans' forthrightness is both their most admirable and their most dangerous attribute, an Englishman opines.
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Radio Ga Ga: corpus-based resources, you've yet to have your finest ...

Radio Ga Ga: corpus-based resources, you've yet to have your finest ... | Open EAP | Scoop.it
Stay tuned to this blog in the coming months for more insights into open corpus-based English language resources and their uses in different teaching and learning contexts. This post .....
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EAP and publishers: the dangers of Teaching EAP for No Obvious ...

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Andy worked at University of Hertfordshire from 1995 to 2009 and more recently has been writing vocational English teacher training material for British Council, writing ESAP English for Telecommunications for Garnet, as well as working .....
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Reflecting on BAWE | The EAP archivist

Reflecting on BAWE | The EAP archivist | Open EAP | Scoop.it
Funnily enough I read this article on the train journey from Coventry to Southampton for the BALEAP PIM last weekend where I went to a session delivered by Hilary Nesi and Andy Gillet about the development of teaching materials ...
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