|Instructor||Dr James Murphy|
|Number of Places||12|
|Registration||→ Register online|
|Room||Rost-/Silberlaube, JK 25/132, Habelschwerdter Allee|
8 Sessions: Mondays, April 20th to June 15th, 14:00-15:30 (no session on May 25th)
For doctoral candidates of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The goal of this course will be to expand your repertoire of academic language and to improve your style in written and spoken English.
The general focus will be on key vocabulary and word combinations used in academic discourse. The skills and functions covered will include the following:
In addition we will focus on some of the finer points of English grammar, such as the use of the infinitive and gerund, defining and non-defining clauses, and relative clauses.
Participants are welcome to give at least one presentation in the course of the semester, and there will be regular in-class writing practice as well. Feedback will be provided following each lesson, and self-study exercises will be available on the on-line learning platform Moodle for the duration of the course.