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English for Academics

- For PhD students and full-time teachers and researchers at the Faculty of Humanities

27 October - 15 December 2005

This course aims to improve the participants’ academic writing and presentation skills in English. The lessons will contain any or all of the following elements:

  • Presentations by students of their own particular area of study (max. 15 minutes each)
  • Feedback on presentations by teacher (language problems)
  • Feedback on presentations by teacher and class (presentation technique)
  • Grammar exercises based on error analysis (e.g. use of definite/indefinite article, adjectives/adverbs, countable/uncountable nouns, concord, prepositions, word order)
  • Phonetics (focusing on specific pronunciation problems)
  • Consideration and analysis of genre conventions

But these elements will all be tailored to meet the specific needs of the participants.

Participants are invited to submit up to five pages of unrevised work in progress in English for correction and comment (e.g. part of a paper presentation, scholarly article, dissertation or research proposal). A certain amount of homework and preparation will also be offered.

A relatively advanced level of English skills will be required. If in doubt, please contact one of the teachers in advance.

Dates: Thursdays in weeks 43-50.

Hours: 13.00-15.00.

Location: Meeting room 318, Centre for Cultural Research, building 1451, 3rd floor, Nobel Park, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3.

Number of participants: max. 15.

Deadline for submission of written work in English: 21 October 2005.

Registration: To register for the course, please send an e-mail including your name, institute and position to Stacey Cozart, Centre for Cultural Research. There is no course fee for employees of the Faculty of Humanities.

Teachers: Nick Wrigley, BA (Oxon), cand.phil., and Stacey Cozart, BA (University of Oregon), cand.mag.

Nick is an Englishman who has been translating and teaching English in Denmark for 27 years, including 11 years at the University of Aarhus and 7 years at the Aarhus School of Business.

Stacey is an American who has been working as the in-house Danish to English translator, copy editor, and proof-reader at the Faculty of Humanities for the past 8 years.

For further information please contact Nick, 8621 4985, or Stacey, 8942 6905.

Updated 15 September 2005 by smc. Please mail comments to the web editor at Centre for Cultural Research.