The Compass: Route to Academic English 2 adopts a constructivist and learner-centred instruction by integrating the four skills- reading, writing, listening, and speaking- using a thematic approach.
All the texts and tasks in the book revolve around one main theme: Power. THE COMPASS: Route to Academic English 2 looks at the theme of “power” from different views and each unit dwells on one specific aspect of the concept, starting with the concept of “Power and the Individual” and gradually moving towards a broader topic: “Power and the Rich”.
Designed for tertiary-level learners
Develops four skills in language
İntroduces the conventions of academic discourse
Teaches basics of research skills for academic writing
Teaches fundamentals of APA reference rules for documentation
Provides varied samples and exercises on summarizing, paraphrasing, using direct quotations and synthesizing
Teaches argumentative and reaction response essay writing
Accompanied with clear models of documented argumentative and reaction response essays
Encourages students to be better writers and speakers
Enhances cognitive skills
Facilitates higher order thinking skills
Helps learners analyse, synthesize and evaluate ideas
Provides a variety of speaking tasks to develop confidence
Provides a variety of writing tasks to develop a mature writing style
Addresses students’ affective domain with the contemporary and controversial issues
Presents different language skills
Recycles the skills covered
Navigating the rough patches in the academic landscape is a tough experience...All you need to survive is... “ The Compass”!