Level: Upper intermediate to Proficiency / B2 - C2
IELTS: 5.0 to 7.5
English for ICT Studies is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of ICT who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progressions in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within a ICT fa....
[show more]culty. Extensive listening exercises come from ICT lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key ICT vocabulary that students will need.
• Listening: how to understand and take effective notes on extended lectures, including how to follow the argument and identify the speaker's point of view.
• Speaking: how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations, including how to develop an argument and use stance markers.
• Reading: how to understand a wide range of texts, from academic textbooks to Internet articles, including how to analyse complex sentences and identify such things as the writer's stance.
• Writing: how to produce coherent and well-structured assignments, including such skills as paraphrasing and the use of the appropriate academic phrases.
• Vocabulary: a wide range of activities to develop students' knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of ICT and of academic study in general.
• Vocabulary and Skills banks: a reference source to provide students with revision of the key words and phrases and skills presented in each unit.
• Full transcripts of all listening exercises.
The Garnet English for Specific Academic Purposes series covers a range of academic subjects. All titles present the same skills and vocabulary points. Teachers can therefore deal with a range of ESAP courses at the same time, knowing that each subject title will focus on the same key skills and follow the same structure.
• Systematic approach to developing academic skills through relevant content.
• Focus on receptive skills (reading and listening) to activate productive skills (writing and speaking) in subject area.
• Eight-page units combine language and academic skills teaching.
• Vocabulary and academic skills bank in each unit for reference and revision.
• Audio CDs for further self-study or homework.
• Ideal coursework for EAP teachers.
Unit 1: What is ICT?
Unit 2: ICT in the workplace
Unit 3: Introduction to ICT systems
Unit 4: ICT in education
Unit 5: History of ICT
Unit 6: The Internet
Unit 7: Hardware design and development
Unit 8: Software development
Unit 9: HCI - Human Computer Interaction
Unit 10: E-commerce
Unit 11: Contentious issues in computing
Unit 12: The future of ICT