Chatting in the academy: exploring spoken English for academic purposes

Session description

Michael McCarthy

Session details:

How does spoken academic English typically differ from academic writing in university settings and how might this influence EAP materials? Using illustrations from corpora, this talk will focus on some key differences to be taken into account when planning materials. Practical examples will be drawn from the new edition of Academic Vocabulary in Use and from Viewpoint (both CUP).  

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Even though a person could write the language well doesn’t mean he is fluent in speaking. It’s entirely different and both requires practice to improve. The post offered a better idea on the topic and the slides where very helpful.