《Academic Connections》是培生教育出版集团联合美国教育考试中心（ETS），编制出版的学术英语（综合英语）系列教材，《Academic Connections》帮助学习者提高学术研究能力，同时提高备考TOEFL等国际标准化测试的能力而设计的提高听、说、读、写能力的综合英语教材。它有Pre-intermediate 到 Advanced共四个级别，系统的、循序渐进的方法帮助学生培养和提高他们的语言能力、学术能力和应试能力。
Academic Connections is a four-level integrated skills course designed for students preparing for academic study as well as for standardized tests such as the TOEFL(r)test. A systematic, step-by-step approach helps students develop and sharpen their language, academic, and test-taking abilities. Academic Connections was developed with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is based on extensive research into the actual language demands of higher education. Academic Connections is:
*Integrated. Academic Connections integrates all four language skills and teaches students how to integrate skills and content in real-world academic contexts.
*Academic. Explicit, step-by-step academic skill development leads to student mastery. With careful instruction and engaging practice tasks, students learn how to organize information, make connections, and think critically.
*Authentic. High-interest and intellectually stimulating authentic material familiarizes students with academic content. Authentic tasks include listening to lectures, note-taking, participating in debates, preparing oral and written reports, and writing essays.
*Assessment-Based. Academic Connections provides a variety of assessments and practice opportunities based upon individual needs. The Audio CD is available separately. Online Component - MyAcademicConnectionsLab MyAcademicConnectionsLab, an integral part of the Academic Connections series, is an easy-to-use online program for students and teachers that saves time and improves results.
*Students receive personalized instruction and practice. Reading and listening selections and test preparation are all in one place - available anywhere, anytime.
*Teachers can take advantage of content and class management resources including online assessments, a flexible gradebook, and tools for monitoring student progress.
Unit 1 Psychology: First Impressions and Attraction
Unit 2 Ecology: The Web of Life
Unit 3 Health: Stress and Health
Unit 4 Literature: Folktales
Unit 5 Chemistry: Green Chemistry
Unit 6 Art History: The Art of Marc Chagall
Unit 7 Marketing: Niche Marketing
Unit 8 Communication: Nonverbal Communication