University Success - Advanced - Oral Communication | Book + MyEnglishLab

Author: Christina Cavage
Collection: University Success
Subject: Listening and Speaking

ISBN: 9780134652689
Copyright: 2018

Retail price: $73.95
Format: Multiple-item retail product

Preparing students to thrive in a university setting

University Success Oral Communication is designed for English language learners preparing for mainstream academic environments. A flexible three-part approach includes intensive and systematic skill development tied to learning outcomes along with authentic lectures delivered by top professors from Stanford University. The Oral Communication strand provides real-life learning experiences for students who need to achieve academic autonomy.


  • Each part is a self-contained module allowing teachers to focus on the highest-value skills and content.
  • Topics are aligned around science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) content.
    • Parts 1 and 2 include challenging readings that allow students to engage with the content as they build essential reading and critical thinking skills.
    • Part 3 provides a truly authentic experience with an extended essay that enables students to apply and expand the skills acquired in Parts 1 and 2.
  • Additional online readings, skill and vocabulary practices, collaboration activities, and assessments.
  • Strategies for academic success and soft skills delivered via online videos.

Advanced level

Intensive skill practice

Intensive skill practice tied to learning objectives informed by the Global Scale of English

Authentic content
  • Listenings: 2 minutes?20 minutes
  • Multiple exposures
  • Genres include lectures, presentations, student presentations, study group discussions.
Explicit vocabulary instruction
  • Vocabulary previews and checks
  • Glossing of content vocabulary
  • Recycling throughout each part and online
Moderately scaffolded

Guided exercises focus on comprehension, application, and clarification.

Vocabulary strategies

Vocabulary strategy sections including:

  • Recognizing collocations
  • Learning vocabulary through categorization
Christina Cavage

​Christina Cavage is currently a professor of ESL at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Prior to joining SCAD, Ms. Cavage served as the Department Chairperson and Professor of ESL at Atlantic Cape Community College for 19 years. She received her Master’s in TESOL from West Virginia University, and a completed a one-year Fellowship at Princeton in 2009, where she researched Web 2.0, Language Learning and Blended Learning. In additional to receiving the 2008 Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, Ms. Cavage has authored several textbooks including: Next Generation Grammar, 1, University Success: Oral Communications, Transition Level and Level Three, Talking About It!, Working at It!.

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