PREFACE Everyone is on the "orientation," "basic," or the "101" mode. Mindsthat are holistically formed are getting fewer by the day. Languagelearners of this decade have little patience to go to the library, browsebooks, and read pages over and over until they are understood. Thereality is that these students show very little interest in reading. Tothem, to be a "walking encyclopedia" or a "walking dictionary" meansto have lived in the 20th century. Where does this put language learners, and, even more so,language teachers? The need to communicate will exist for as long as humans inhabitthis planet (and even beyond); and in the same manner, the academewill continue to play a pivotal role in perpetuating the organized andsystematic way of teaching how to communicate one's thoughts andfeelings. In preparing this book, the writers never lost sight of the factthat the goal of language learning is effective communication, bothin the spoken and written forms. They also took into account certainrealities they encountered in their individual and collective universityteaching experiences. The first reality is that the typical high school graduate enterscollege without the necessary academic skills to allow him/her tohandle college work successfully. The second reality is that manycollege freshmen's (entry level) capability in the use of the language isquite limited. Although they manage to understand lectures deliveredin English, only a few of them manage to participate in a classdiscussion, and fewer still manage to write about it. The third reality is that many upperclassmen cannot prepare their theses efficiently because of poor writing skills. With these in mind, the authors designed the book to consist of the following parts. Part One, 'College Study Skills,' aims to instill and develop basic study skills in the learner. It is composed of eight lessons, ranging fromusing the resources of the library to contending with the demands ofan examination. Each lesson is introduced, and a rationale is givento motivate the student. The concept is then explained as clearly aspossible, and a strategy to develop the skill is proposed. An evaluationto assess recall and understanding is also included. Finally, writingactivities are given by way of application.
English Communicative Competence: Study and Language Skills
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- Author: Cecilia Lana, Urbano Alagabia, Virginia Alde-Sembrano, Jaeza mie Viray-Ong
- Publisher: C & E Publishing, Inc.
- Edition: 1
- Copyright: 2015
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