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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Sprachenzentrum

Wintersemester 2018/19



Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

English for Graduate 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.
Dieser Kurs kann auch von Gasthörern online gebucht werden.
 
91024   Di 10-14 wöch. DOR 65, 3.54  M. Plews  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

Scientific Writing and Presenting: Giving Form to your Research
  Venue is on the science campus in Adlershof. This course is primarily intended for researchers in the natural sciences and medicine – from Bachelor’s through post-doc levels – who are preparing to write a research article/thesis and give presentations. We will 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 decisions that need to be made during the scientific-writing process. Participants will discuss and vote on what kinds of writing will be done for the course and, later, review and comment on each other’s work, as will the teacher. 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. Individual consultation sessions will be scheduled later in the semester to discuss each participant’s strengths, weaknesses, and goals. In the second half of the course, each participant will be required to give a presentation (15-30 min) on a topic relevant to their research or studies, followed by question and analysis periods. In preparation for this, we will discuss what makes a presentation ‘good’ or ‘bad’ by analyzing some real online examples.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 65 bis 100 Punkten.
Dieser Kurs kann auch von Gasthörern online gebucht werden.
 
91025   Mo 15-19 wöch. RUD 26, 1.308  Dr. C. Hank  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 € 


Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

English for Graduate Students: Writing for Research in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
  This course aims to help social science students improve their writing (research papers, Bachelor’s/Master’s/doctoral theses) in English. Applying a collaborative, genre-based approach, we will use authentic materials (primarily selected by participants) to look at the language, style, and structure of social science research. This course is particularly helpful to students with on-going writing projects; however, those currently “in-between” papers are also welcome to join. We will improve writing completed inside as well as outside of class. For more information, please email dawn.nichols@hu-berlin.de.
Voraussetzung: Online-Einstufungstest mit 65 bis 100 Punkten.
Dieser Kurs kann auch von Gasthörern online gebucht werden.
 
91026   Mi 18-20 wöch. DOR 65, 2.45  D. Nichols  3 ECTS-Punkte  20 €