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Pre-sessional courses: September

 

Academic Writing

September academic writing courses are obligatory unless you have been exempted. If you have been exempted but would like to follow a course, contact the Language Centre Assistant.
 

 

Developing your academic writing

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How this course works


In this series of workshops you will look at how to write up your research effectively and accurately.

The course includes work on the following:

  • introductions
  • reader/writer relationship
  • organisational patterns of text
  • paragraph structure
  • explicitness
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above.

  • Activities in and out of class include:
  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit. Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.

 

What you will learn


By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • have a greater understanding of relevant aspects of the English language system
  • be able to produce well-structured and effective sentences and texts 
September academic writing courses are obligatory unless you have been exempted. If you have been exempted but would like to follow a course, contact the Language Centre Assistant.
 

English 501


Developing your academic writing

CEFR level: B2+/C1

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


2 September - 26 September 2019

Four weeks/18 hours

  • Monday    9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday   9.00-10.30
  • Thursday  9.00-10.30

Convento, Vygotsky

Instructor


Fergal Treanor

 

English 503


Developing your academic writing: C1+

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


2 September - 27 September 2019

Four weeks/18 hours

  • Monday   9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday  9.00-10.30
  • Friday      9.00-10.30

Convento, Grice

Instructor


Lisa Robbins

 

English 505


Developing your academic writing

CEFR level: C1+

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


2 September - 27 September 2019

Four weeks/18 hours

  • Monday    9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday   9.00-10.30
  • Thursday  9.00-10.30

Convento, Austin

Instructor


Nicola Hargreaves

 

 

 

Fine-tuning your academic writing

Journal Article

How this course works


The course includes work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • citation
  • expansion and use of vocabulary
  • useful elements of grammar

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above.

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit. Additionally the participants are asked to bring in material relevant to their own research.

 

What you will learn


By the end of the course, students will

  • have a greater awareness of textual genres and their contexts
  • be able to analyse and reproduce language and organisational strategies specific to scholarly writing
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style
September academic writing courses are obligatory unless you have been exempted. If you have been exempted but would like to follow a course, contact the Language Centre Assistant.
 

English 507


Developing your academic writing: LAW

CEFR level: C2

1st year LAW & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 12

Time & Place


3 September - 26 September 2019

12 hours

  • Tuesday   11.00-12.30
  • Friday       11.00-12.30

Convento, Wittgenstein

Instructor


Lisa Robbins

 

English 509


Fine-tuning your academic writing: HEC

CEFR level: C2

1st year HEC researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


 16 September- 27 September 2019

12 hours

  • Monday      9.00-10.30
  • Tuesday     9.00-10.30
  • Thursday    9.00-10.30
  • Friday         9.00-10.30

Convento, Austin

 

Instructor


Jeffrey Verhey

 

English 511


Fine-tuning your academic writing: SPS

CEFR level: C2

1st year SPS researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


2 September - 26 September 2019

12 hours

  • Monday     11.00-12.30
  • Thursday   11.00-12.30

Convento, Grice

Instructor


Fergal Treanor

 

 

Academic presentations

 

These courses are designed to be a diagnostic exercise for assessing whether you will be invited to attend the follow-up presentation course during the autumn term.
 

 

 Academic presentations: a chance to perform

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How these sessions work


The input session involves examining issues such as:

  • Structuring a presentation
  • confidence building
  • use of voice
  • use of gesture
  • body language
  • visual aids
  • managing the post-presentation discussion
  • language appropriate to academic presentations

The input session will include:

  • discussions
  • controlled exercises (vocal, verbal, and visual)
  • reflective activities

The rest of the course will be dedicated to practice presentations followed by feedback (peer and teacher-led). Each academic presentation will be 8-10 minutes in length, followed by questions.

 

This course is designed to be a diagnostic exercise for assessing whether you will be invited to attend the follow-up presentation course during the autumn term.

 

 

What you will learn


By the end of the course, students will

  • Have discussed and received input on presentation skills
  • Have had the chance to prepare and deliver an academic presentation
  • Have raised awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses when presenting ideas

 

English 502


Academic presentations: a chance to perform

CEFR level: B2/C1

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


16-26 September

6 hours

  • Monday    11.00-12.30
  • Thursday  11.00-12.30

Convento, Vygotsky

Instructor


Dawn Nichols

 

English 504


Academic presentations: a chance to perform

CEFR level: C1

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


17-27 September

6 hours

  • Tuesday:   11.00-12.30
  • Friday:       11.00-12.30

Convento, Grice

Instructor


Dawn Nichols


English 506


Academic presentations: a chance to perform

CEFR level: C1+

1st year & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 12

Time & Place


16-26 September

6 hours

  • Monday    11.00-12.30
  • Thursday  11.00-12.30

Convento, Chomsky

Instructor


Lisa Robbins


English 508


Academic presentations: a chance to perform - LAW

CEFR level: C2

1st year LAW & LL.M. researchers

Number of participants: 15

Time & Place


17-27 September

6 hours

  • Tuesday:   9.00-10.30
  • Friday:       9.00-10.30

Convento, Chomsky

 

Instructor


Jonathan Fitchett


English 510


Academic presentations: a chance to perform - HEC

CEFR level: C2

1st year HEC researchers

Number of participants: 12

Time & Place


16-26 September

6 hours

  • Monday     11.00-12.30
  • Thursday   11.00-12.30

Convento, Austin

Instructor


Jonathan Fitchett

 

English 512


Academic presentations: a chance to perform - SPS

CEFR level: C2

1st year SPS researchers

Number of participants: 12

Time & Place


16-26 September

6 hours

  • Monday     9.00-10.30
  • Thursday   9.00-10.30

Convento, Wittgenstein

 

Instructor


Jonathan Fitchett

 

 

 

 

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