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English as an Academic Language: Overview

Source: Black, S. (2019). Wordle [Digital montage].

Resource Key

When accessing content use the numbers below to guide you:


Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

EAL HelpThis guide contains online resources to support students with English as a second language as well as use English in a school and academic setting.

English as an Academic Language EAL | Keywords

KeywordsKeywords and phrases

Click on the terms to access a simple definition from the Oxford Dictionary online. The definitions for words and phrases marked with a hash # come from alternative sources.

Academic voice #, Adjectives, Argument #, Bias, Cite, Grammar, IdiomsLiterature review #, Nouns, Persuasive text #, Plagiarism, Pronunciation, PunctuationReference, Research, Verb, Vocabulary.

English as an Academic Language EAL | Online resources

Online Resources

English as an Academic Language EAL | eBooks

Level 3 resourceeBooks

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