Language teachers are an invaluable source of information and advice to their students. Based on their own experience, they can advise students on language study materials. Our language centre also works as a language bookshop, where students can order various dictionaries, grammar and vocabulary books and other supplementary materials.
As for some useful tips nowadays, we would like to draw attention to very progressive ELT materials published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) and their supplementary readers and audio readers that have won many awards. Students can test their language skills and choose suitable books for reading directly on web pages of CUP. Afterwards, we can order them in our learning centre.
Among monolingual dictionaries, attention should be paid to a new Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (https://www.cambridge.org/sk/cambridgeenglish/catalog/dictionaries/dictionaries-monolingual/cambridge-advanced-learners-dictionary-4th-edition) and the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. These are very popular and are suitable publications for preparation for international examinations and as an aid in the English language study both at secondary schools and universities. They should not be absent from the bookcase of any keen learner of English. In expanding students’ vocabulary, a unique piece is Oxford Learner’s Wordfinder Dictionary (http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/isbn/0-19-431308-5?cc=global), which allows its users to go from the known to the unknown and shows them words related by meaning and use. Equally, Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English (http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/isbn/0-19-431243-7?cc=global), thanks to its more than 150,000 common word combinations, helps students write and speak natural-sounding English. All these dictionaries are now available in our small bookshop.