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Pathways Foundations Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking

ISBN-10: 1285176219

ISBN-13: 9781285176215

Edition: 2014

Authors: Becky Tarver Chase, Kathy Najafi, Cynthia Fettig

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Pathways is National Geographic Learning's new five-level academic skills series that features reading & writing and listening & speaking strands to help learners develop the language skills needed to achieve academic success. Learners develop academic literacy skills through content, images and video from National Geographic. This innovative series provides learners with a pathway to success! With Pathways learners: DEVELOP academic literacy skills CONNECT to the real world through content from National Geographic ACHIEVE academic success • Meaningful and authentic content from National Geographic stimulates learners' curiosity and participation. • A clear pathway from formal presentations to student-to-student interactions helps students become active, informed listeners in lectures and conversations. • Communication skills are taught and practiced through realistic contexts designed to model the academic classroom. • Presentation skills, including organization, preparation, and delivery techniques, are introduced and practiced in every unit, sharpening learners' ability to interact in different academic settings. • Opportunities for critical thinking throughout each unit prepare learners to succeed in the academic classroom.
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Thomson ELT
Publication date: 3/1/2013
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 192
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430

Kathy Najafi holds an MAELT (Masters in English Language Teaching) from Reading University, London, U.K. She has extensive ESL/EFL teaching experience in the United Arab Emirates, Iran and the United States. Besides teaching all English subject areas, Kathy is a published author, editor, translator and curriculum developer. She is the author of numerous VESL manuals for Houston Community College and Lone Star College. Ms. Najafi is also creator, co-producer and host of HCCTV's 'Bridging Cultures'. A past president of TexTESOL IV, Kathy also enjoys presenting on Cross-Cultural Awareness / Intercultural Communication. She is currently a professor in the Intensive English Department at Houston Community College.

Cynthia Fettig has extensive teaching and training experience in the English Language Teaching field. She is also an experienced writer, editor, and curriculum designer. She has written and developed a wide variety of print, online, and multimedia products for learners of all ages, as well as resources for teachers around the world. Cynthia received her MAT in TESOL at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.