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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprachenzentrum

Sommersemester 2020



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 65, 3.54  M. Plews  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 €  ab 15.04, 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). Those working on a research article, a master’s or a Ph.D. thesis will profit from this course. Indeed, in order to benefit from the course, experience has shown that participants should be able to submit "work in progress," that is, they should have some writing outside this course that they are working on (such as an article or a thesis) that they can try to improve in this course. This course is not designed for those trying to improve their general academic writing in English in order to write better seminar papers – essay writing courses do this better. In this course we will, first, analyze 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.
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 15.04, 10:00 Uhr


Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

Scientific Writing: Giving Form to Your Research (BSc, MSc and PhD students and Researchers)
  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   Fr 10-12 wöch. DOR 65, 3.29  Dr. C. Hank  3 ECTS-Punkte  20 €  ab 15.04, 10:00 Uhr


Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

Academic Publishing Boot Camp
  Have you ever thought of publishing your work in an academic journal? Are you curious about the academic publishing industry? This course is for C1 and C2 students who aim to publish their work in the future and the main focus of the course will be creating and publishing a journal. Student editors will be responsible for the journal content, and will need to manage all the stages of the production process including: initial concept and design, moving submissions through peer review, and publication. Using case studies, films, podcasts, and other learning materials this course will also offer tips on how to succeed in academic publishing, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Assessment will be based on the following: a series of group tasks; a key definition; an individual reflection task; and a submission of your own work for the journal.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 65 bis 100 Punkten.
 
91026   Di 10-12 wöch. DOR 65, 3.27  P. Walsh  3 ECTS-Punkte  20 €  ab 15.04, 10:00 Uhr