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Title: New Approaches to Materials Development for Language Learning
Subtitle: Proceedings of the 2005 joint BALEAP/SATEFL conference
Edited By: Olwyn Alexander
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=10909
Description:

This volume contains a selection of papers from the joint conference run by
the British Association for Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes
(BALEAP) and the Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a
Foreign Language (SATEFL) held in Edinburgh in 2005. It highlights current
issues in the teaching of English for academic and specific purposes. The
papers reflect the willingness of teachers and researchers of EAP to come
together specifically to share good practice in the development of learning
and teaching materials and to focus on how this good practice is
underpinned by insights from research. A number of key themes run through
the collection: the increasingly diverse nature of the student population,
socialisation of these students within their specific fields of study,
research in genre analysis and corpus linguistics to understand these
fields and design targeted teaching materials, the importance of critical
thinking and academic literacy for learner autonomy.

Contents:
Olwyn Alexander: Introduction - Sandra Cardew: Critical Thinking about
Cultural and Academic Identity - Erik Borg: Academic Writing in Fine Arts
Practice - Hania Salter-Dvorak: Academic Tourism or a Truly Multicultural
Community? Why International Students Need Pragmatic Training for British
Higher Education - Robert Berman et al.: International Undergraduate
Students' Academic Acculturation in Canada: The Challenges Ahead - Diana
Ridley: The Development of Online Thesis Writing Guidelines: Research
Student and Supervisor Perceptions - Paul Fanning: The Problem of
Undergraduate EFL - Richard Bailey/Peter Sercombe: A Contextual Approach to
Course Design - Ian Bruce: Defining Academic Genres: An Approach for
Writing Course Design - John Wrigglesworth: Using a Genre-based Approach to
Curriculum Design in EAP: Assumptions, Applications, and Reactions - David
Catterick: Teaching or Coaching? Reflecting on Roles and Objectives in
One-to-one EAP - Ann Smith: Developing Critical Awareness through
Case-based Teaching - Alison Stewart: Using Communities of Practice in
Academic Writing Instruction in Japan - Fred Tarttelin: Reading Out of
Class and the Integration of Other Key Skills - Martin Millar: Sources for
Courses: Past and Present Practice, Future Possibilities - Joan McCormack:
An Integrated Approach to Teaching Extended Writing and Research Skills -
Lynn Errey: What is it about Other People's Words? - Cathy
Benson/Jacqueline Gollin/Hugh Trappes-Lomax: Reporting Strategies in
Academic Writing: From Corpus to Materials - Siân Etherington: Teaching and
Testing Academic Writing: Exploring Staff and Learner Experiences - John
Slaght/Bruce Howell: TEEP: A Course-Driven Assessment Measure - Andy
Blackhurst: Computer-based and Paper-based Versions of IELTS - Paul
Wickens: IT Skills in EAP Provision: Making it More Relevant - Robert
Gilmour: Creating a Flexible, Learner-driven Online EAP Site for
Independent Study and Blended Learning in a Higher Education Institution -
Lynne Hale/Gillian Lazar: Authoring Online Materials for Academic Writing:
Issues and Opportunities - Fei-Yu Chuang/Hilary Nesi: GrammarTalk:
Developing Computer-based Materials for Chinese EAP Students - Stella
Harvey/Karen Nicholls: From Live Lecture to Online Materials: Developing
Listening Skills and Lexical and Grammatical Accuracy - Ian McGrath:
Textbooks, Technology and Teachers.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 303910909X
ISBN-13: 9783039109098
Pages: 364
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