|Instructor||Dr James Murphy|
|Number of Places||12|
|There are vacancies||ja|
|Room||Dahlem Research School, Hittorfstraße 16, 001|
Tuesdays, 7 January to 18 February 2014, 15:15-16:45
For doctoral candidates in the Natural and Life Sciences.
In academic writing there are a number of grammar points which frequently cause problems, even for those who have reached a high level of proficiency in English: the tenses, prepositions, relative pronouns, the gerund and infinitive, inversion, defining and non-defining clauses, punctuation. We will focus on these and other language questions in a systematic manner, while building on your store of academic vocabulary and expressions. The following functions will also be covered: discussing facts, evidence and data; expressing degrees of certainty; presenting an argument; describing change.
There will be regular writing as well as speaking practice, with feedback following each lesson.