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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprachenzentrum

Wintersemester 2019/20



Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

English for Master's and PhD Students: Strategies for Presenting and Writing
  The primary focus of this course is on developing academic oral and written communication skills. Thus, students will prepare and give a presentation on the topic of their research and chair the ensuing discussion. The process of writing academic texts will also be examined and students are expected to complete six pieces of writing during the course. Complementary listening and reading strategies will be covered and checked with final achievement tests. Another major area of focus is on boosting vocabulary range, although grammar practice will be remedial. As this course is for graduate students only, evidence of status must be provided in lesson one.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 65 bis 100 Punkten.
 
91023   Di 10-14 wöch. DOR 24, 3.020  M. Plews  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 €  ab 16.10, 10:00 Uhr


Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

English for Master's and PhD Students: Writing for Research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
  This course is for those who are working on writing up their research (in English). That’s a broad group of people – and the course is open to anyone, but the course is designed specifically for those working on a research article, a master’s or a Ph.D. thesis. In this course we will analyze, first, the structure of the argument in the research paper in your discipline, concentrating especially on the structure of a good introduction. Second, we will examine strategies to write better academic prose, concentrating on improving coherence and flow. In the last few weeks of the course, students will read each other’s work (usually up to approximately 10 pages of an ongoing project). The grade for the course will be based on your written work and class participation. The textbook for the course is John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak, Academic Writing for Graduate Students, third edition (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012). Students need to buy this book for the class.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 65 bis 100 Punkten.
 
91024   Mi 18-20 wöch. DOR 65, 3.55  Dr. J. Verhey  3 ECTS-Punkte  20 €  ab 16.10, 10:00 Uhr


Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

Scientific Writing: Giving Form to Your Research (BSc, MSc and PhD students and Researchers)
  Venue is on the science campus in Adlershof. This course is primarily intended for researchers who need to write scientific documents in the natural sciences, technology, and medicine – from Bachelor’s through to post-doc levels. We begin by analyzing prevailing forms and conventions of writing within and across relevant academic disciplines, as a means towards increasing awareness of their influence on the writing process. Participants will partly determine what kinds of writing are to be done for the course and also review and comment on each other’s work before submitting it. Emphasis will be put on improving the coherence and flow, lexical and grammatical sophistication, readability, and clarity of your writing, focusing particularly on how hedging – modifying the strength of statements – can affect the overall precision and credibility of scientific claims. (For more individualized consultation on writing or presentation issues, you can also register for our Individual Tutoring Service, go to this SITE).
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 65 bis 100 Punkten.
 
91025   Mi 17-19 wöch. RUD 26, 1.308  Dr. C. Hank  3 ECTS-Punkte  20 €  ab 16.10, 10:00 Uhr