Wintersemester 2022/23



Englisch  -  Kurs für Graduierte und Promovierende

English For Master's and PhD Students: Strategies for Presenting and Writing - PRÄSENZ
 
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 3.27  M. Plews  5 ECTS-Punkte  40 €  ab 19.10, 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 - PRÄSENZ
 
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   Do 16-18 wöch. DOR 65 3.27  Dr. J. Verhey  3 ECTS-Punkte  20 €  ab 19.10, 10:00 Uhr