Current developments in English for academic, specific and occupational purposes

Book Review by Jack Bowers, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, ANU

Current Developments in English for Academic, Specific and Occupational Purposes is a collection of essays is for those who are already experienced in the field. Academic in focus and method, these essays will interest professionals seeking to keep abreast of the study and pedagogies in their area. Most of the essays include a practical consideration of, and strategies for, the EAP context. The broad range of subject material – from the results of studies into assignment assessment to the cultural howlers in language teaching videos – means that no one will find all these essays relevant to them; on the other hand, there is something here for almost everyone. A great test for a piece of writing is to ask the “so what?” question at the end, and some of the more arcane essays are found wanting. However, as a text for a learning centre, where teachers can select one or two essays of interest, this is an up-to-date and well-edited contribution to professional development.

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Krzanowski, Mark (Ed.)
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Reading: Garnet
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Journal of Academic Language and Learning, Vol. 2, No. 1; pp. B1-B2
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