Nov 15, 2011 3199 Views
English for Special Purposes (ESP)
Nov 23, 2011 2413 Views
Oct 3, 2012 3879 Views
Aug 9, 2013 2627 Views
The following tips will help you to make your email communication efficient and effective.
1. A Meaningful subject line
People receive a huge number of emails are present in the mailboxes every day. To get your email noticed among them, it is important to give your email a subject line that grabs the attention of the receiver. The subject should also associate closely to the content of the email. When replying remember to change the subject line rather than just let the mail program add "Re:" at the front.
2. Cue it right
It is important to send the mail to the right recipients. No one wants to receive emails in their inbox that really do not concern them. You should use the cc and bcc options only where it is important. Moreover, emails should have a personalized touch to make people relate to them more.
3. Grammatically correct
It is very annoying for people to find mistakes in an email. That is why you ...
Dec 6, 2014 2070 Views
Four effective science strategies:
1. Slow approach
If you are having trouble understanding the science terms and terminology, it would be wise to take a slow movement approach. A good case in point is when a language learner visits a native country. He/ she will observe that the native people speak very fast and it may be difficult to comprehend. Hence, a slow speaking or reciting approach will help you with proper pronunciation of science sentences and terminology. You can even note down the important ones for quick reference.
2. Watch videos
If you do not understand a ...
Feb 22, 2017 1425 Views
Get yourself acquainted with the basics of reading
Reading for pleasure and reading for profession are two different things. When you read for pleasure, for instance, a novel or a short story book then you may not pay more attention to all minor details. You may not pay more attention to difficult words which you may come across and may not care to look for their meaning. Generally, meaning would be deducted through given contexts. But when you read for profession then it is essential to pay details to all minor and major details. It would be required to understand what the text ...
Jun 2, 2017 750 Views
The profile of EAP and ESAP is often very low key and under the radar of many academic departments. It is often seen as remedial and an afterthought. As EAP teachers we are aware of the difficulties non-native and indeed native speakers face in becoming familiar with the academic culture and acquiring an academic voice of their own. This article shows a way that as EAP teachers we can raise our own profile and by doing so can help to raise awareness that we are not just a remedial service or a basic study skills provider. It helps to show that we are professional members of the university by achieving Fellowship of Higher Education status and have an important role to play in learning and teaching.
I have almost twenty years teaching experience including ten of EAP and ESAP in three tertiary establishments in the UK. However, in this time I have often felt that insessional support has been viewed as an add on or as something that we give to the weaker students or just ...
Jun 5, 2017 807 Views
The article is about a successful collaborative project within the Computer Science department. It shows how by working together with the department, the library and the study skills centre ESAP can have its profile raised and can make a real impact. It suggests that this collaboration can integrate the support the students receive, show them how the univeristy is connected and that ESAP is an important and relevant part of the university support network.
Academic English is often seen as an odd on to departmental classes. Academics often do not see it as a valuable integrated part of their programmes. As a result of this students also neglect to see its value and often believe that as they are on their courses that those courses should get their undivided attention. This makes the role of the EAP practitioner extremely hard and we can often feel like we are facing an uphill struggle. However, where there is cooperation and when the role of ...