DELTA Academic Objectives

DELTA Academic Objectives

DELTA Academic Objectives

DELTA Academic Objectives is a series of course books designed to help students adapt to the challenge of academic study in English



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  • DELTA Academic Objectives: Reading Skills has been written to prepare students for academic reading, placing emphasis not only on extensive reading skills development, but also on continued language development through four main areas: Understanding the text, Critical thinking, Using the text and Language focus.

    DELTA Academic Objectives: Writing Skills has been written to prepare students for academic writing, placing emphasis not only on developing strong academic writing skills but also on continued language development through five main areas: Structure and organisation, Critical thinking, Using the text, Language focus and Evaluating writing.

    DELTA Academic Objectives: Listening and note-taking skills has been written to prepare students for academic listening using real-life talks, presentations and conversations. It also emphasises continued language development through three main areas: Language focus, Extension activities and Vocabulary activities.

    Series key features:

    • Written for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
    • Themes relate to a wide range of common academic subject fields
    • Topics are both academic and common to everyday life, and accessible to all students
    • Contains exercises to practice vocabulary in the Academic Word List
    • Is supported by online resources consisting of a bank of longer texts and accompanying activities to help develop students’ reading and writing skills
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  • Louis Rogers

    Louis Rogers

    While studying for a degree in Marketing and English Language Studies, Louis also completed a Trinity Certificate in TESOL and taught in UK language schools for a couple of summers. After graduating, Louis moved immediately to Sicily, in Italy, for his first full-time teaching post. Here he taught general English to teenagers and adults.

    In 2001 Louis moved to Cologne, Germany, where he taught business English. His next job was teaching general English in Lisbon, Portugal, followed by a return to Cologne and more business English.

    In 2005 he returned to the UK and completed an MA in ELT at Nottingham Trent University, teaching EAP to International students alongside studying. After completing the MA, Louis taught international students for over a decade at the University of Reading. While teaching at the University of Reading, Louis began to write materials for a range of publishers. To date he has authored or co-authored over 50 titles in ELT.

    He lives in Reading with his wife, Cathy and their two children, plus the family cat, Rosie. In his spare time he enjoys playing football, coaching kids’ football and gardening.


    Michael Thompson

    Michael Thompson