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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Study Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language

ISBN 9781403900265
Publication Date March 2006
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Study Guides

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.

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). 

DR. HAYO REINDERS (www.innovationinteaching.org) is Professor of Education and Head of Department at Unitec in New Zealand and Dean of the Graduate School at Anaheim University in the United States. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching'. Hayo's interests are in educational technology, learner autonomy, and out-of-class learning and his most recent books are on teaching methodologies, digital games, and second language acquisition. He edits a book series on 'New Language Learning and Teaching Environments' for Palgrave Macmillan.

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

Reviews

'The book provides a comprehensive introduction to studying in an English-speaking university environment. I have not come across any other material that attempts to combine the two areas of factual information and study skills information in this way and for this reason it [is] a useful publication for new and incoming students.' - Katie Dunworth, Head of School of Languages and Intercultural Education, Curtin University of Technology, Australia'This book provides an excellent guide to university life for new speakers of English. It is clearly written and laid-out and the information is well-organised. This is a very useful book and I would definitely recommend it to both new speakers of English and their teachers.' - Dr Cathy Wright, TESOLANZ Newsletter (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Aotearoa New Zealand)'Nicely organized and written in straightforward language, this friendly, readable book will definitely be handy for those embarking on their overseas education.' - Suriyan Panlay, Thai TESOL Focus
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