Expand Your Communication is a multipurpose sourcebook which is aiming to strengthen communication skills of the university students in their early stages of academic studies. During academic courses, students have limited time dealing with a number of English texts and tasks to accomplish their studies
Considering that the majority of Iranian students lack dialogue and communication in English language, the provided tasks put main focus on the students’ schemata as well as their presumed goals in an English course.
The conversation and reading texts of the Expand Your Communication have been selected from authentic sources and kept untouched. According to Byrd (1997), the difficulty of a text is not due to its vocabulary or structure but merely because of the readers’ schemata. Thus, the selected passages are not arranged too far from the students’ priorities and needs in communication.
To improve and enhance conversation and reading skills and fluency several steps are applied including engaged instructive and informative dialogue and reading passages; and further practice is applied by generative exercises such as dialogue drills and vocabulary comprehension exercises