ENGLISH FOR ACADEMICS
Did you know that most communication in English around the world takes place between non-native speakers using English as a lingua franca? This is very often the case when academics communicate with each other within their specialisms.
If you are planning to improve your English in order to take part in international communication in your academic field, this course is intended for you. It deals with topics and situations that you will find relevant and helpful, such as: presentation skills academic correspondence conference announcements and calls for papers grant proposals reading and writing abstracts understanding lectures and discussions social situations, e.g. interaction with colleagues from other countries, or making travel and accommodation arrangements.
To get started, you will need to have a lower-intermediate level of English (equivalent to B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The course focuses on communication through the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, and in class time you will be involved in challenging tasks and interesting activities together with your fellow learners. But please remember that you will also need to make time to work outside class hours in order to make significant progress in English.
Be ready to experiment with your English. It doesn’t matter if you make some mistakes ; nobody is perfect!
Unıt 1 Attending a conference.
Unit 2 Troubleshooting.
Unit 3 Networking.
Unit 4 In the audience
Unit 1 Socialising.
Unit2 Presentation skills.
Unit 1 International academies.
Unıt 2 University teaching, learning and research.
Unıt 3 Academic publications
Unit 4 International cooperation.
Unit 1 Academic correspondence.
Unit 2 Writing a summary.
Unit 3 Writing an abstract.
Unit 4 Writing an executive summary of a grant proposal.
Unit 5 Describing visual data.
13 NOVEMBER 2021
4 WEEK COURSES
24 HOURS TOTAL
6X45 MINUTE CLASSES PER WEEK
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
09:30 – 12:30
NO MORE THAN 12 STUDENTS PER CLASS
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