Monthly Archives: April 2015

Life after IELTS – helping students to meet academic (writing) expectations

How to best help students to make the transition from IELTS essays to academic writing? How can we help students when they realise that writing styles and levels of formality that may have worked fine in an IELTS essay are suddenly regarded as inappropriate at university?

Els van Geyte, author of the Writing title in the ELTons award-winning Collins Academic Skills Series, answered these questions (and many more!) in a webinar she ran for the British Council.

More information about the webinar ‘Life after IELTS – helping students to meet academic (writing) expectations

Watch a recording of the webinar ‘Life after IELTS – helping students to meet academic (writing) expectations

Els van Geyte is the author of ELTons award winning title Collins Academic Skills Series: Writing, Collins Get Ready for IELTS: Reading and Collins Reading for IELTS.

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More information on the Collins Academic Skills Series

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Dictionary evolution: Exploiting modern referencing tools to the max

Julie Moore & Lisa Sutherland held a session on ‘Dictionary evolution: Exploiting modern referencing tools to the max‘ at IATEFL in Manchester. Their presentation slides are now available, and they include plenty of practical teaching tips and information about future plans for the Collins Corpus.

 Download Slides: Dictionary evolution: Exploiting modern referencing tools to the max

About Julie Moore:

Julie Moore is a freelance ELT teacher, writer and lexicographer based in Bristol in the UK. She first became interested in lexicography and corpus research doing her MA at the University of Birmingham and over the past 15 years, she has worked on learner’s dictionaries for all the major ELT publishers. She now combines teaching, teacher training, lexicography and other ELT writing and never ceases to be amazed that she can earn a living from playing with words!

Julie worked on many of our COBUILD titles. Why not have a look at the latest COBUILD dictionaries – the COBUILD Advanced Learner’s Dictionary and the COBUILD IELTS Dictionary?

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