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The files include additional materials for our SpringerNature books. These include explanations of how to use Google Translate to produce 97% (approximately!) accurate academic English, extra tips for the 100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting, useful academic and business phrases (for the moment: English-Chinese), notes on spelling etc.
33 new Tips
Additional 33 tips to supplement 100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting
CV template in Word
Template based on Europass but deleting everything unnecessary to create a shorter CV
Google Translate and Microsoft Word
WHY and HOW to use Google Translate; using Word to check your English
Materials for our courses on academic writing, presenting and communication.
Course exercises: PDF file
Download this file if you are going to do my course and you don't want to use a Word file
Importance of presentations; good vs bad; script; pronunciation; opening & closing slides; online
Reader-focused writing, letter to editor, pros and cons of online presentations, history of language
Ambiguity & vagueness, kiss principle, what to do when you've finished writing your paper, spelling, final thoughts
Papers: Introduction section, paraphrasing, how to gain and keep attention in presentations, agenda slides
Using Google Scholar and Google Translate (see pdf file under 'Springer Books'), Methods and Results (v. brief)
Tips for TEFL and EAP teachers.
Your first ever lesson. What do students want. Nerves. Names. Class management. Lesson plans.
Relative importance of grammar, when have no explanation, difficult grammar, concept qs, grammar from context