Longman Academic Series

Longman Academic Reading Series
This five-level reading series is organized by themes from academic disciplines.

• Authentic readings from a variety of sources engage students’ interest.

• Step-by-step approach helps students develop academic knowledge, vocabulary, and reading strategies and skills. 

• The aim of the series is to make students more effective and confident readers by providing high-interest readings on academic subjects and teaching them skills and strategies for effective reading, vocabulary building, note-taking and critical thinking.

• The series encourages students to discuss and write about the ideas they discovered in the readings, making them better speakers and writers of English as well.

Longman Academic Writing Series

Five-level, highly “teachable” writing series, with an approach that balances process with structure, for development of writing skills from sentences to research papers.

• Step-by-step approach introduces academic writing requirements and makes the process easy to follow

• Realistic writing models present the type of writing to be learned in each chapter and clear explanations with examples make the concepts easy to understand

• Sentence structure sections and Editing Practice make students better writers and proofreaders

• Interactive pair and group work allow opportunities for peer feedback

• Practical tasks follow a progression from recognition to controlled production and finally communicative activities

• Timed Writing provides timed practice and tips for writing in exam conditions

• Writing Tips offer useful strategies to help students improve their writing

• Vocabulary is taught through Noticing Vocabulary, Applying Vocabulary, and word family charts

• Self-Check allows students to evaluate their progress

• End of chapter Writing Expansion assignments such as journaling further develop skills just learned

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