StudyDo.asia has released a new book, Bridges to Academic Writing.
Let’s use the Bridges books as an example:
It doesn’t matter what age or standard the learners are. The only thing that matters is where they are in their language learning. The activities have been used by bright upper primary school students, by first year college students, and by new research scholars in graduate programs.
The vocabulary in both Bridges books is controlled so that students at the right level will find plenty of ideas they can understand throughout the lessons.
In order to use Bridges to Academic Writing, students should already be able to read English at a low intermediate level. For example, if your students can understand 8th or 9th standard school books when they read them alone, they can read well enough for Bridges to Academic Writing.
However, reading is not enough for Bridges to Academic Writing. Students should also be producing some English. This means students should be able to speak and write at least at a beginner level.
It’s ok at this stage if your students make errors when they use English, as long a they are beginning to use English to express their own ideas.
Students who can read and understand spoken language, but who don’t feel comfortable speaking or writing, can use the original Bridges: Activities for Thinking, Speaking, & Writing English to bring their production and use of language in balance with their comprehension. When students begin to express their own ideas in English, they can move up to Bridges to Academic Writing.