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230053 TR English in academia (2019W)

Training

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 21.10. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 04.11. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 18.11. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 02.12. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 16.12. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Monday 20.01. 15:30 - 18:45 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 1, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses on professional written and oral communiation in English in the scientific field. What do I have to consider when writing a paper? How do I write an attractive abstract? How do I design a presentation for a foreign-language audience? Which linguistic features can I use for my argumentation? etc.
Beside linguistic correctness, many aspects such as structure, argumentation, consistency, and vocabulary can contribute to making texts better understandable and more attractive for readers and listeners. The course focuses on strategies for producing and delivering good texts of different types (including adapting texts for particular audiences). This also includes writing CVs and job applications for the academic field.
The contents are partly delivered through input by the lecturer but primarily by means of practical exercises (single and group work, creative writing exercises).

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Presence and active participation (50%)
2. Written documentation of exercises (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Good knowledge of the English language.

Examination topics

Reading list

Selection:
Bell, Douglas. 2014. Passport to Academic Presentations. Revised edition. Garnet Education.
Fish, Stanley. 2012. How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One. New York: Harper Paperbacks.
Hogue, Ann, and Alice Oshima. 2005. Writing Academic English. White Plains, NY: Pearson Longman.
Skern, Tim. 2011. Writing Scientific English. A Workbook. Wien: UTB, Stuttgart.
Wallwork, Adrian. 2016. English for Presentations at International Conferences. New York, NY: Springer.
White, E. B., and William I. Strunk. 1999. The Elements of Style. Boston: Pearson Longman.

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA KSK Training (4 ECTS)

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