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Robyn Brinks Lockwood - Author

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Four Point Reading and Writing Intro

Four Point Reading and Writing Intro

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2020

The Four Point series is designed for English language learners whose primary goal is to succeed in an academic setting.The series covers the four academic skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking while providing reinforcement and systematic recycling of key vocabulary and further exposure to grammar issues. In order to participate in academic settings, ELLs need focused activities to develop and then maintain their use of vocabulary and grammar. Each book in the series focuses heavily on vocabulary in particular, highlighting between 125-150 key vocabulary items including individual words, compound words, phrasal verbs, short phrases, idioms, metaphors, collocations, and longer set lexical phrases. Each unit in Reading-Writing Intro, includes two reading passages on the same topic within a field of academic study: Marketing, Architecture, Linguistics, Fine Arts, Legal Studies, and Literature. Each reading is accompanied by a before-reading and after-reading strategy, plus either a during-reading or vocabulary strategy, followed by practice activities. The goal is to provide students with a variety of strategies/tools to master whatever academic texts they may encounter. In addition, exercises have been designed to develop vocabulary, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing skills. By addressing the breadth and depth of reading and writing tasks required in academic settings instead of only reading for pleasure or writing for research projects, this volume truly prepares students for the variety of reading texts and writing projects they will be assigned in colleges and universities.

Speaking in Social Contexts

Speaking in Social Contexts

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2020

This text was written for students who want to live, study, and/or work in an English-speaking setting or are already doing so. Its goal is to help students survive interactional English in a variety of social, academic, and professional settings-for example, how to make small talk with recruiters at a job fair or when invited to dinner at their advisor's house. The text provides language to use for a variety of functions as they might related to life on a university campus: offering greetings and goodbyes, making introductions, giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, using the phone, offering assistance, asking for advice, accepting and declining invitations, giving and receiving compliments, complaining, giving congratulations, expressing condolences, and making small talk. Users are also taught to think beyond the words and to interpret intonation and stress (how things sound). Each of the 10 units includes discussion prompts, language lessons, practice activities, get acquainted tasks (interacting with native speakers), and analysis opportunities (what did they discover and what can they apply?).

Office Hours

Office Hours

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

The university office hour interaction is new to everyone who attends a university. Not knowing what to do or when to go is not unique to international students. Office Hours: What Every University Student Needs to Know sets out to demystify the entire process of office hours-the purpose and goals of these meetings, how to plan for them, and even determining whether to visit the professor or send an email. Information about group office hours, which are becoming more common, is also included. This task-based book also describes the five moves, or parts, of an office hour interaction and provides many examples and tasks to help guide students through this important communicative aspect of academic life. It seeks to ensure that every office hour interaction ends on a positive note. Reflection questions for new teaching assistants are included throughout, making this ideal for TA workshops. Four analysis tasks are included to accompany the four videos that explore various student-professor interactions.

Reading for Academic Purposes

Reading for Academic Purposes

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Kelly Sippell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2016

Reading for Academic Purposes is an Introduction to English for Academic Purposes. Each unit includes two reading passages on the same topic within a field of academic Study: marketing, architecture, linguistics, fine arts, Legal studies, and literature. Each reading is accompanied by a before-reading and after-reading strategy, plus either a during-reading or vocabulary strategy, followed by practice activities. The goal is to provide students with a variety of strategies/tools to master whatever academic texts they may encounter.

Open Mind British edition Upper Intermediate Level Teacher's Book Premium Pack

Open Mind British edition Upper Intermediate Level Teacher's Book Premium Pack

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Jaimie Scanlon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/05/2015

The Teacher's Book Premium Pack consists of the Print Teacher's Book with Class audio CD, DVD, and webcode access to the Teacher's Resource Centre, Online Workbook and Presentation Kit. The Online Workbook has an automatic gradebook, the Resource Centre contains extra material, while the Presentation Kit is a digital version of the Student's Book.

Flip it!

Flip it!

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood, Keith S. Folse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2014

Flip It! is a resource that methodically guides teachers as they take steps to begin flipping their ESL classroom. Flipped learning exposes students to the instruction outside the classroom and uses class time to apply new knowledge through activities, typically with the teacher in the guide on the side, as opposed to the sage on the stage, role. Robyn Brinks Lockwood introduces flipped learning and compares it to blended and mixed-mode learning. She then documents the many benefits of flipping for her and her students - improved student performance, lower absenteeism, increased interaction, and more time for students and teachers for what they need, among others. Flip It! is the perfect introduction to flipping ELS lessons because it shows teachers how to flip without making videos and without giving up on a textbook, how to take advantage of readily available additional material on course content, and how to modify a variety of activities to work in a flipped learning environment. More than 50 activities from textbooks are included to help illustrate ways to flip various reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary lessons.

Skillful - Listening and Speaking - Level 2 Student Book

Skillful - Listening and Speaking - Level 2 Student Book

Author: Robyn Brinks Lockwood, David Bohlke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2013

Every student needs top class reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to succeed at an academic level. Skillful focuses on each of these skills to give presentation, instant practice and complete immersion in that area of language. It offers students the opportunity to develop language skills by presenting them with ideas from today's world, while building critical thinking skills that are vital for academic success. The course takes a skills-based approach with each unit distinguishing between and global and close skills. The nature of each unit encourages students to think about the world around them, creating exciting and engaging learning material. The skills boxes that appear throughout the books signal the topic focus to the teacher, while providing the students with relevant tips, words and phrases. The study skills focus develops this further, providing students with practical guidance and support, and building confidence for independent learning throughout their university career. Key features: a comprehensive digital component including a page-faithful Digibook and Skillful practice area with interactive activities and video material. each unit provides opportunities to engage critically with issues by the texts and to consider concepts beyond the superficial meaning to develop skills such as evaluating and synthesising information systematic development of practical study skills through realistic case studies and material from Stella Cottrell, author of the bestselling title The Study Skills Handbook flexible approach, using each product as distinct individuals or together to create an integrated package of Skillful Listening & Speaking and Reading & Writing Student's Books