English for Accountancy in Higher Education Studies (English for Specific Academic Purposes)

 
9781859645598: English for Accountancy in Higher Education Studies (English for Specific Academic Purposes)

English for Accountancy in Higher Education Studies The Garnet Education English for Specific Academic Purposes series won the Duke of Edinburgh English Speaking Union English Language Book Award in 2009. English for Accountancy is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of accountancy who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within an accounting faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from accountancy lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key accountancy vocabulary that students will need. Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker's point of view.Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers.Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyze complex sentences and identify such things as the writer's stance.Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases.Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students' knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of accountancy and of academic study in general.Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit.Full transcripts of all listening exercises. The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure. Key Features Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content.Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area.Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching.Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision.Audio CDs for further self-study or homework.Ideal coursework for EAP teachers.Extra resources at www.garnetesap.com

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Roger Scott co-authored the Teacher's Book to accompany Peter Viney's Fast Track to Reading and is working on Accounting in the ESAP series. He has a B.A. (Hons) and an M.A. in philosophy from Reading University and Manchester University respectively. He has been Head of R&D at Bournemouth Eurocentre, Pedagogic Adviser to Eurocentres UK, Chair of Cambridge FCE and CPE paper 4, a chief examiner for Edexcel and a member of the British Council EIBAS inspectors' panel. He has written much test material and a number of EFL books focussing on listening, examination skills and self-instruction. He is now a freelance consultant and writer in EFL and ESOL. John Adams is a business analyst and cost management specialist with many years' consultancy experience in both the public and private sector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a graduate in business studies. Besides cost management, John has consultancy experience in strategic control, quality systems and marketing. He has worked for both central and local government with global organizations in the telecommunications and energy sectors, as well as small and medium enterprises. John's industrial experience among others is in Manufacturing, Engineering and Metal Processing, Automotive Retail, Science-based Consultancy, and University. His interests include economics, economic history and management cybernetics. Terry Phillips has worked in ELT for more than 35 years as a teacher, teaching supervisor, manager and language school owner. As a consultant, he has worked in more than 20 countries in all parts of the world, advising state and private language institutions on all aspects of school management. For the last ten years, he has been a full time freelance writer with his wife Anna, producing more than 160 published books in ELT. Although he and Anna have worked for all the major publishers, all recent works have been for Garnet Education. Terry is the series editor of the English for Specific Academic Purposes series for Garnet Education, which aims to prepare students to entry into a particular faculty for English-medium tertiary education. The series won the ESU award in 2009.

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