Resources for students

EAP materials

Resources for Students

There is a wide range of materials available, including books, DVDs, grammar materials, dictionaries and pronunciation work. Most of the material needs to be used inside the centre. However there are readers in a number of languages which can be borrowed, as well as some grammar books, books on academic writing and on learning vocabulary.

The website also has a range of useful resources. There are also online resources which are only available on the PCs in SACLL.

The catalogues for EAP follow below:

English language teaching

SACLL contains many materials for use by those studying English Language Teaching:

Referencing

Referencing is a key aspect of academic study for any new student starting their degree programme, whether they are from the UK or overseas!

Check out our Main Library's guide on referencing at: http://libguides.reading.ac.uk/citing-references?

World languages

In the Self Access Centre you will have access to a range of materials to help you with your language studies. We offer resources in the main University IWLP languages but also hold resources in many other languages. Please see our catalogues for detail:

Some recommended books for English Language students


The Good Grammar Book

The Good Grammar Book

by Michael Swan and Catherine Walter

A grammar practice book with answers. Elementary/lower intermediate. Oxford University Press.

A comprehensive beginners' guide to grammar. Explains grammar using examples, to enable the student to practice as they go. Full colour illustrations.


 

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Academic Writing - A handbook for International Students

by Stephen Bailey

Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework. Yet writing good academic English is a demanding task.  Clearly organised, the course explains the writing process from start to finish. Each stage is demonstrated and practised, from selecting suitable sources, reading, note-making and planning through to re-writing and proofreading.

 

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The Study Skills Handbook

By Stella Cottrell

This book will help you to: - use your learning style and existing skills effectively - develop core study skills in time management, academic writing, critical thinking and more - discover how to make learning easier and faster - improve your grades and make study more enjoyable. Whether you are a school or college leaver, a mature student, or an international student embarking on university-level study in English for the first time, this handbook is your passport to success.


Intermediate Language Practice

Intermediate Language Practice with Key

by Michael Vince, with Paul Emmerson.

English grammar practice with vocabulary exercises. Oxford University press.

Intermediate grammar explained, with exercises as the student progresses through the book. Suitable for self-study and classroom use. PET exam exercises included enabling the student to practice questions which are similar in format to the exam.


Just Listening and Speaking

Just Listening and Speaking

by Harmer J

Pre-Intermediate.

The Just Series is a flexible set of teaching materials for use on their own, or in any combination, or as a set to form a complete integrated course. The consistent methodological approach used throughout each book allows for them to be used easily together.

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