TASK: the best gift an EAP student could receive * Interview with Elisabeth Wilding * We have hit the ESP motherload! * TESOL 2016: hanging out with Jeremy Harmer and giving away lots of great stuff * What's going on? * Industry News *
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Welcome to Your
April eNewsletter!

 

What are EAP Students missing?

Critical thinking skills?
An appreciation of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it?
Knowing how to properly reference sources?
Being able to participate effectively in groups?
The ability to do teamwork?
Strong presentation skills?
An understanding of academic culture and what is expected of them in college/university?
Study and exam-writing skills?

If your answer to the first question is any or all of the above, then you must take a look the newest publication from Garnet Education:
The Transferable Academic Skills Kit (TASK) is now in its second North American edition and it could very well be the missing piece needed for students to succeed in their studies after they leave the EAP classroom.

We love TASK for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it would be hard to find a student leaving an EAP program who didn't need more work on these key academic skills; teachers have been scrambling to address these problems because there hasn't been much to work with... until now. TASK is an excellent premade solution and helps teachers ensure that their students have the academic skills they need to succeed in their post-EAP, post-secondary studies.

Some smaller but still very good reasons to love TASK are that the skills learned are transferable to all faculties, there are web links for further study and carefully scaffolded activities support students as they improve their study skills.

Click the link to read more and to view an online inspection copy.
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Interview with Dr. Elisabeth Wilding

 

Dr Elisabeth Wilding is Deputy Head of the International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) at the University of Reading. Her teaching and research interests relate to technology-enhanced learning and academic skills development. She has co-authored two modules in the new edition of TASK: Presentations and Research & Online Sources.


 
Read the Interview

Express Publishing: More ESP than you can Shake a Stick at


English Central is proud to announce that we are now distributing Express Publishing. Express has a wide range of titles in its large catalog, but what really stands out is the Career Paths series because of its huge, unmatched and simply unbelievable range of titles! There are titles to help the most specialized groups and the smallest niches acquire the language they need for their work. Watch the short video to see a good number (but not all!)  of the titles in the series.
Career Paths: More ESP than you can shake a stick at!
Beauty Salon, Physician's Assistant, Taxi Driver, Cooking, Art & Design, Plumbing, Flight Attendant, Food Service... the list goes on....
In fact, there are so many titles that we haven't been able to get them all on our website yet! If you have an ESP need, then please email us and let us know what it is... chances are we have the perfect book for you.
Email us your ESP need

 

We have a lot of exciting things planned for TESOL this year, so we hope you will be one of the people that we will be seeing April 5th to 8th in Baltimore! What makes things super exciting? For a starter, Jeremy Harmer will be joining us to officially launch American Jetstream and we will be giving away hundreds of copies of this simply fantastic new book. We will also have the new edition of TASK with us, our new catalog, lots of fun free stuff and, of course, copies of almost everything in our catalog just waiting to be ogled.

But don't just visit our booth! We hope you will come to one or all of our team's workshops:
Truth and Lies: Authenticity and Artifice in the Coursebook Experience April 6th 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm in room 320 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Use It or Lose It: Performance in Language Learning
April 6th 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm in room Tubman at the Hilton Baltimore.
 
You First: What Students Bring to the Coursebook Experience
April 7th 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm in room 321 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

How Students Get Language from a Course Book
April 8th 11:30 am - 12:15 pm in room Tilghman at the Hilton Baltimore.

 

Jeremy will be presenting all of the workshops above. Our partners Macmillan English and Atama-ii Books will also be presenting and we hope you will consider attending their workshops as well. Full descriptions of all workshops can be found on our website - just click the link below to instantly and conveniently be transported!
Full Workshop Descriptions
On April 6th, DELTA Publishing is offering a free webinar titled Managing Change. The CATESOL Northern Regional Conference is on April 16th in the Berkeley area. TESL Hamilton is on April 23rd and BC TEAL - which will have Global mastermind and author (and generally awesome guy) Lindsay Clandfield as one of the plenary speakers - closes the month with a bang (April 28th to 30th).

Industry News


Florida declares coding a foreign language, the native Irishman who couldn't pass IELTS, educational publishing giant Pearson tries new revenue stream of taking over a college's marketing and recruiting efforts (?!?), Canada whispers sweet nothings into the ears of potential students in Vietnam.

Check out our blog for all the news we saw fit to print!

 
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