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English Academic Writing September 2019: Course descriptions

 The EUI Language Centre offers pre-sessional courses on research writing in order to prepare researchers for work in the first year.

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
 
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The EUI Language Centre at the Convento di San Domenico

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

Length

Four weeks/18 contact hours

2  September - 26 September 2019

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

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 

Course content

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

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. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent 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
 

English 503: Developing your academic writing


Length

Four weeks/18 contact hours

2September - 27 September 2019

Number of participants

Maximum 12

.

Learning outcomes

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 

Course contents

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

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. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent 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
 

English 505: Enhancing your academic writing


 

Length

Four weeks/18 contact hours

2 September - 26 September 2019

Number of participants

Maximum 12

 

Learning outcomes

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
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

Course contents

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

The course includes work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • introductions and conclusions
  • organisational patterns of text
  • 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. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent 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
 

English 507: Fine-tuning your academic writing (LAW)


Length

Four weeks/12 contact hours

3 September - 27 September 2019

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

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 about law
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

 

Course contents

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

The course may include 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. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent 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
 

English 509: Fine-tuning your academic writing (HEC)


 

Length

Four weeks/12 contact hours

16 September - 27 September 2019

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

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 academic writing about history
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

Course contents

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

The course may include work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • 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.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent 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
 

English 511: Fine-tuning your academic writing (SPS)


 

Length

Four weeks/12 contact hours

2 September - 26 September 2019

.

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

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 academic writing about political science and sociology
  • have a greater awareness of how to enhance their individual writing style

Course contents

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

The course may include work on the following:

  • reader/writer relationship
  • expressing one's own voice
  • flow of ideas
  • academic style
  • 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.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • readings
  • discussions
  • controlled exercises
  • independent writing

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