Academic English for Nutrition and Dietetics

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Academic English for Nutrition & Dietetics is an ESP, EAP course book for international university students in the field of Nutrition & Dietetics and Food Technology. By the end of the course, the students will have acquired subject specific vocabulary and academic competencies that will help them with research, postgraduate studies and a career in a globalised environment. The course also aims at improving the students’ receptive and productive skills and helping the future nutritionists/dietitians embark on their professional careers. The following areas will be practiced:
  • reading, understanding and elaborating authentic scientific texts
  • writing according to context and using several techniques of academic writing i.e. paraphrasing, summarising, avoiding wordiness/repetition/plagiarism
  • identifying the topic and purpose of authentic listening texts by recognising key lexical items, scientific conventions and the role of discourse markers
  • practicing speaking interrelated with listening, reading and writing i.e. producing a monologue (making a speech/presentation) or participating in a dialogue
  • acquiring subject specific vocabulary by using collocations, deducing meaning through guessing, parallelising, contextualising, and activating schemata
  • taking notes while reading/listening and using them appropriately while speaking/writing
  • transmitting information or the outcome of research i.e. making presentations, describing process/ charts & diagrams, writing a lab report/ abstract/ paper/ research proposal, referencing
  • improving critical thinking: taking a stance, considering source credibility, comparing, thinking about implications and analysing pros and cons
  • revising language and grammar functions: expressing cause & effect, using defining/non-defining clauses, expressing ability/possibility, using verbs of reference, subject-verb agreement
  • acquiring soft skills: collaborating to solve a problem, accepting different opinions, learning to disagree
  • practicing working in the field of Nutrition & Dietetics: the first appointment with a nutritionist dietitian, conducting a diet history interview, applying for a job.


  • Pages: 256
  • ISBN: 978-618-202-136-1
  • Year of publish: 2021
  • Book Interior: Colored



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