Access EAP Foundations and Frameworks

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Authors: Sue Argent and Olwyn Alexander
Publisher: Garnet Education

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Access EAP: Foundations
Course Book with audio CDs

Intermediate
CEF: B1
IELTS: 4.0 to 5.0

Access EAP: Foundations is designed for students who need to improve their English in the context of university study. It is suitable for students in their final year of secondary education who are about to enter higher education studies, or for those preparing to enter a university foundation program in an English-speaking country. The course is based on real student life and prepares students for the tasks they will face while doing an English-medium higher education degree. Each unit follows three students in their first year at university as they have discussions, listen to lectures, read texts, work on assignments, and make choices about how to study. Students will develop the language they need to meet the expectations of their lectures, comparing ideas, explaining cause-effect relationships, interpreting data, writing assignments and e-mails and joining in discussions.

The book has ten units, each divided into five lessons. The first lesson usually introduces an aspect of university life. Listening, reading, speaking and writing tasks are linked together around each theme, while other tasks develop the ability to think critically and to study effectively. Key words that are useful for academic study are listed by the texts in which they are presented, and regular tasks help understanding, support learning, and practice using key words. Students will learn the important language and grammar patterns needed for understanding and producing academic texts. They will also discover essential aspects of academic style.

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Access EAP: Frameworks
Course Book with audio DVD

Upper intermediate to advanced
CEF: B2 to C1
IELTS: 5.5 to 6.5

Access EAP: Frameworks is designed for students who are about to enter higher education studies in an English-speaking institution. The course is based on real student life and prepares students for the tasks they will face when studying in an English-medium higher education institution. The reader follows students at university as they have discussions, listen to lectures, read texts, work on assignments and make choices about how to study. The book builds language and competence across key academic themes such as academic integrity, argument and research, applying the concept of Graduate Attributes – skills, personal qualities and understanding that are developed through the higher education experience – to frame activities and tasks.

The book has ten units, each framed around a key academic theme. Within each unit, the first section introduces the theme and subsequent sections develop the associated concepts, language and competence further or in a different context.  The units are free standing, but within them the language skills and study competence are integrated, reflecting the reality of academic study. Key academic words are listed by the texts in which they are presented, and regular tasks help understanding, support learning and practise using these key words. Students will learn the important language and grammar patterns needed for understanding and producing academic texts. They will also discover essential aspects of academic study, including the ability to read critically and integrate ideas from sources into essays or reports.

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