Enables students to deal effectively with academic texts while familiarizing students with the complete Academic Word List.
Series Director Cheryl Boyd Zimmerman is an associate professor of TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and the TESOL Coordinator in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Fullerton, USA. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California where she specialized in language, literacy and learning and completed a dissertation on second language vocabulary acquisition. Her publications have appeared in a variety of journals including Text, TESOL Quarterly, CATESOL Journal, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition and in edited collections including Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition, Language in Use (papers from the Georgetown Roundtable) and Directions in Applied Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Robert B Kaplan. She is the series editor of a reading and vocabulary textbook series and a textbook for vocabulary teachers, both published by Oxford University Press. Her publications focus on Second Language vocabulary acquisition. Visit her website at http: //hssfaculty.fullerton.edu/mll/cbzimmerman/index1.html#