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Academic Use of English


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English is one of the major mediums of instruction in different senior secondary subjects and university courses. The academic use of English is promoted to heighten students’ awareness of English commonly used in academic texts they read and write in other subjects, so as to facilitate their current and further studies.

A variety of learning and teaching resources are developed to support schools in incorporating elements of the academic use of English into the English Language curriculum and facilitate students’ self-directed learning. These resource materials can be used in combination flexibly to help students acquire the skills in the academic use of English more effectively.


Resource Pack
Resource Pack
The Resource Pack, which consists of a Student Book and the Answer Key, comprises six chapters on key language features and skills related to the academic use of English. The Resource Pack includes explanatory notes and learning activities. Teachers are encouraged to make effective use of the materials to enrich their English lessons, support the promotion of Language across the Curriculum in school, and facilitate students’ self-directed learning outside class.
Posters
A collection of six posters is designed to present six key topics on the academic use of English in a lucid and graphical manner for easy understanding. The posters can be used together with the Resource Pack to illustrate important concepts in academic English. Teachers are encouraged to make effective use of the posters to heighten students’ awareness of the features of academic English and display the posters in classrooms, English Room or at appropriate places of the school premises to create a language-rich environment.
Everyday English vs Academic English
Everyday English vs Academic English
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Cohesive Devices for Different Purposes
Cohesive Devices for Different Purposes
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Hedging
Hedging
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Comparison and Contrast
Comparison and Contrast
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Describing Statistics 
Describing Statistics
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Describing Trends
Describing Trends
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