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Akademinių frazių sąvadas / A Compendium of Academic Phrases

Date of Publication

2018-2020

Target Group

Students

Domain Area

Accounting
Business & Communication
Engineering
Journalism & multimedia

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning

Target Language

Lithuanian

Language of Instruction

Lithuanian

CEFR level

C1
C2

Type of Material

Reference resources (online Dictionaries/ grammar guides/phrasebooks)

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Grammar
Pragmatics

Skills

Writing

Description

The resource contains a glossary of academic phrases, it is intended primarily for students writing their first scientific papers in Lithuanian as their mother tongue (or their second language). The compendium ( ( an interactive phrase bank) consists of set phrases (stable compounds or slightly longer phrases) commonly used in research papers and in academic context in general. The phrases are used to present the structure of the written text ( main parts of a paper) , to express the author's position and highlight the most important aspects and ideas.

Case study

I recommend this resource as a reference material when students work on their course and graduation papers. The subdivision of the glossary into typical parts of a scientific work ( introduction, theoretical review, practical research etc) help focus on acquisition of relevant phrases for stating the aims and objectives of the research, raising questions and hypotheses, drawing conclusions and providing reference. Students find it useful not only in terms of perfecting their language skills ( academic writing) but also in terms of organizing and adequately presenting the content of their research.

Guidelines

The resource is recommended for students who start working on their course or graduation papers, also on other assignments ( academic articles, research progress reports etc). The navigation includes five parts: introduction, theoretical overview, research, conclusions and functional language phrases ( presenting similarities and differences, expressing cause-effect relations, introducing another argument, giving examples, paraphrasing etc. ). The search tool of the resource is very effective and meets users‘ needs .
The compendium serves as a useful tool to assist students of various study cycles and study programs in writing in Lithuanian.

Review

Category
Rate
Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students

5

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

5

Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills

5

Innovation
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning

4

Transferability
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries

4

Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning

2

Adaptability
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need

5

Usability
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Accessibility
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Comments:
The resource is very useful, especially for students of technical professions who have difficulties in adequately expressing their ideas in academic context
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