AN INVESTIGATION OF IELTS PREPARATION COURSES FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY: DEVELOPMENT OF WRITTEN AND VERBAL ARGUMENTATIVE TEXTS

Sharif Moghaddam

DOI Number
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First page
755
Last page
757

Abstract


Increasing numbers of students whose first language is not English, who usually come from diverse academic backgrounds which may differ from that of western academic conventions, apply to study in English-speaking universities. They are required to show evidence of an appropriate level of proficiency in the English language, for example by sitting for IELTS as a preferred test, for entry into English-speaking universities. Despite their real academic potentials, a number of such students with the required IELTS band scores experience communication problems in meeting academic requirements in their initial tertiary studies which lead to their underachievement. There has been little research in order to investigate into the underpinning reasons for such students’ under-achievement and to provide insights into such problems. This book - An Investigation of IELTS Preparation Courses for University Study: Development of Written and Verbal Argumentative Texts, therefore, provides insights into literacies which the students experience as preparation for IELTS. The data discussed in this book contribute to the body of knowledge about an extent of opportunities provided for experiencing literacy in terms of producing both written and verbal argumentative texts as preparation for the IELTS academic examination. Also, the data have significant implications for IELTS stake holders.


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