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Academic Interactions : Communicating on Campus

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Edition:
DVD
ISBN13:

9780472033324

ISBN10:
0472033328
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/9/2009
Publisher(s):
Univ of Michigan Pr
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Summary

The ability to understand and be understood when communicating with professors and with native speakers is crucial to academic success.Academic Interactionsfocuses on actual academic speaking events, particularly classroom interactions and office hours, and gives students practice improving the ways that they communicate in a college/university setting. Academic Interactionsaddresses skills like using names and names of locations correctly on campus, giving directions, understanding instructors and their expectations, interacting during office hours, participating in class and in seminars, and delivering formal and informal presentations. In addition, advice is provided for communicating via email with professors and working in groups with native speakers (including negotiating tasks in groups). The text uses transcripts from MICASE (the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English) to ensure that students learn the vocabulary and communication strategies that will be most effective in their academic pursuits. Units also feature a language use issues like ellipsis, hedging, and apologies. The book is packaged with a DVD that provides models for successful academic interactions.


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