Reading Time: 3 minutesIn this article, Swan & Walter criticise top-down approaches to teaching general reading and listening comprehension and highlight what it might be more effective to focus on instead.
Reading Time: 5 minutesTo help EAP students manage the challenges of academic listening, training programmes have been developed; this study investigates the efficacy of a metacognitive strategy training programme on students’ comprehension of academic lectures.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article describes different ways of training reading skills in EAP, but argues that delicate scaffolding is most effective at developing students’ higher-order thinking skills and nurturing their critical dispositions as budding academics.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis article is about moving from receptive to productive and helping students to use the vocabulary they learn.
Reading Time: 4 minutesGrabe and Zhang discuss the research on integrating reading and writing and related practical implications. Several ideas are given for integrating reading and writing at various levels.
Reading Time: 5 minutesThis research looks at the differences between faculty and student perceptions of academic life, pointing to a number of linguistic, cultural, and academic factors that make the international student experience both a challenge and worthwhile.
Reading Time: 4 minutesFreedman describes how she uses close reading strategies in multilingual higher education classes, relying heavily on modeling, paraphrase, thinking aloud, and questioning.