Windows to Southeast Asia: An Anthology for Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing

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9789810610081: Windows to Southeast Asia: An Anthology for Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing
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Windows to Southeast Asia: An Anthology for Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing offers an Asian perspective on political, cultural, social and economic issues that are critical to the region. Such a perspective is much needed in the existing book market which is often dominated by British or US-centric texts. The 60 texts in the Anthology have been selected because they introduce interesting and relevant issues for further research, discussion and analysis. As such, they should not be treated as purely reading comprehension exercises. The collection of texts was selected to include samples of different genres (fiction, poems, newspaper articles, academic essays, comic strips) and an attempt was made to include writers from all the countries of Southeast Asia. The variety of genres in the collection of texts can also provide the teacher with opportunities to discuss differences in communication styles, language use and formats to suit the audience and purpose. Each text starts with a pre-reading activity to prime the reader. Questions which check understanding follow the text. There are also questions which develop greater awareness of stated as well as underlying meanings intended by the writer and questions which enhance the readers appreciation of the literary value of the text. The last section, Explorations, gives suggestions for post-reading activities. These require students to do extended research, analyse data collected and present the data in a range of formats for various stated purposes. The readers are encouraged to explore multiple perspectives and thus, to think critically about these issues in the context of their own countries and the wider world. In so doing, they will sharpen their analytical and critical skills in reading and writing. The collection can be used for tertiary-level Academic English courses and also serves as an essential resource for the GCE A Level General Paper and International Baccalaureate Diploma exam.

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Low Lih Jeng Ms Low Lih Jeng completed her Bachelor of Laws, LL.B (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and later read her Master in Laws, LL.M on a scholarship at University College London, University of London. She was an advocate and a solicitor, and was Regional Co-ordinator for Arthur Andersen Legal s network of law firms in the Asia Pacific. In 1998, she became the first Chief Executive Officer of the Law Society of Singapore. Ms Low has extensive experience writing legal documents and is well-versed in general business communications. She has also held several key positions in voluntary and non-profit organisations. Among these, she was Legal Consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and headed the Singapore Volunteers Overseas Programme at the Singapore International Foundation. Her work for such organizations has given her a good exposure to life in Southeast Asia. Having obtained a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from the University of Cambridge/British Council, she is currently Adjunct Lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic s Department of Business and Accountancy and Temasek Polytechnic s School of Business, and a Teaching Consultant at Singapore Management University s School of Business and Centre for English Communication. Publication Low, L.J. (1998, Vol. 15), Educating the Virtues: Cultivating the Spirit of Voluntarism, Commentary, National University of Singapore Society. Nelly Kwa Ms Nelly Kwa currently teaches critical thinking and writing as a senior tutor (part-time) at the National University of Singapore. She also does teaching consultancies on a free-lance basis. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, A Diploma in Applied Linguistics and a Master of Arts in English Language. Nelly has extensive experience from more than 20 years of teaching academic and technical writing and professional communication. She also managed various programmes for teaching language and communications skills and spent many years on curriculum development, testing and writing teaching materials. Publication Kwa, Nelly, Chan, Peggie and Khoo-Wang, Simone, The Odyssey English Series for Secondary One and Two, Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd, 2002.

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