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Professional English Language Support Program (PELS)
PELS’s mission is to provide resources and instruction to help domestic and international multilingual and multidialectal students attain their academic and professional goals by enhancing their writing and speaking skills and to provide faculty with support specific to teaching professional English writing to multilingual students.
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Writing and Its Conventions
The following books and tutoring services are available for FAU students who are English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
Academic Writing by Stephen Bailey
Ideal for overseas students studying at English-medium colleges and universities, this practical writing course enables international students to meet the required standard of writing and use an appropriate style for essays, exams and dissertations. Newly revised and updated to include extra exercises and material suggested by teachers and students, Academic Writingexplains and demonstrates all the key writing skills and is ideal for use in the classroom or for independent study. Useful at every stage of an academic career and beyond, this indispensable book features: different styles and formats from CVs and letters to formal essays a focus on accuracy coverage of all stages of writing, from understanding titles to checking your work essential academic writing skills such as proper referencing, summarising and paraphrasing diagrams and practice exercises, complete with answers.
Call Number: eBooks (FAU log-in required)
Publication Date: 2006-04-28
McGraw-Hill's Essential ESL Grammar by Mark Lester
Master American English and communicate with confidence As an experienced student of English, you know the language can be a tricky one to learn with its complex grammar and its many "exceptions to the rule" rules. Written by ESL guru Mark Lester--author of Grammar and Usage in the Classroom--this authoritative reference unravels these mysteries so you can take your English-language skills to the next level. You'll gain the confidence to speak English in any setting: in the workplace, at school, in social situations, and at home. Master those troublesome subjects that baffle even native speakers of English: articles * determiners * predicate adjective complements * post-noun modifiers * conjunctions * word order * verb tenses * modals * noun clauses
Call Number: eBook (FAU log-in required)
Publication Date: 2008-04-11
Three Little Words: A, an and The by Elizabeth Claire; Richard Greenwood (Illustrator)
A, an, and the: the three most common words in the English language! These Three Little Words have always been troublesome for new speakers of English, especially for people whose native language has no articles. They are often the last grammatical item that distinguishes the native speaker of English from the foreign-born speaker.
Call Number: PE1252 .C553 1988
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
Expand Your English by Steve Hart
Writing academic prose in English is especially difficult for non-native speakers, largely because the standard vocabulary used in this genre can be quite different from colloquial English. Expand Your English A Guide to Improving Your Academic Vocabulary is a unique and invaluable guide that will enable the reader to overcome this hurdle. It will become the favourite go-to reference book for both beginners and for intermediate learners struggling with the complexities of English-language academic writing. Steve Hart covers 1,000 vocabulary items that are essential for good academic writing. The first section describes 200 key terms in detail, grouping them into logical sets of 10. Through careful repetition, the reader will find it easy to retain, retrieve, and reuse these essential phrases. The second section explains a further 800 terms, grouping them according to function, meaning, and the areas of an essay where they are likely to be used. The expansive scope of Expand Your English gives non-native speakers all the vocabulary tools they need to master this difficult style of writing.
Call Number: eBook (FAU log-in required)
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
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