This book offers everything students need to know to interact with success on campus. The ability to understand and be understood when communicating with professors and with native speakers is crucial to international students' academic success. "Academic Interactions" focuses on actual academic speaking events, particularly classroom interactions and office hours, and gives students practice improving the ways that they communicate in a college/university setting. The accompanying DVD provides excellent models for successful interactions. "Academic Interactions" addresses skills like using names and names of locations correctly on campus, giving directions, understanding instructors and their expectations, interacting during office hours, participating in class and in seminars, and delivering formal and informal presentations. In addition, advice is provided for communicating via email with professors and working in groups with native speakers (including negotiating tasks in groups).
Christine B. Feak, Susan M. Reinhart, and Theresa N. Rohlck are instructors at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan.
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