Reading Academic English is aimed at post-secondary-school students whose native language is not English and who are studying at academic institutions. The objective of this program is to introduce students to the genre of academic texts, to train them to use efficient reading strategies and to provide them with skills for reading on their own.
The program offers independent modules that can be combined in a variety of ways to suit individual class or student needs.
- Guided Reading: graded texts with tasks for before, during and after reading, including close reading work with language forms
Skills: explanations and extensive practice in interpreting language signals – such as sentence structure, verb forms, discourse markers and substitute words – to unlock meaning
Appendix: glossary of academic words and list of affixes for reference
Reading Academic English can be used for a range of levels, with texts ranging from simplified press articles of general interest to authentic academic journal articles dealing with topical issues in education.
Judy Rapoport is an educator and writer of English language materials. She has taught academic English and pedagogy at various colleges in Israel and is the writer and editor of a wide range of textbooks for English learners.
Ronit Broder is both a teacher and an author in the field of EFL. She has taught English at various levels within the Israeli school system, ranging from elementary to college level. Her textbooks, in particular reading skills and grammar books for English learners, are widely used in Israeli schools.
Sarah Feingold PhD heads the English Studies Department at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. She teaches academic English at Kibbutzim College of Education. Her research interests include linguistics, language policy, learning difficulties and second language education of immigrants