This scientific English writing workshop is designed to help researchers develop the English communication skills they need to further their academic career. The goal of this training is to help familiarize participants with the writing conventions adopted in their particular field and provide them with practical tools to improve their English academic writing skills.
This event is an IMPRS-IS S4 (Soft Skill Seminar Series) workshop.
This scientific English writing workshop offers a practical guide to writing academic texts (e.g. progress reports, abstracts for conferences and research articles) in English. Training is delivered in short intensive in-house workshops and participants learn the key elements of academic writing through a combination of instruction, guided practice, discussion and individual feedback on practical assignments.
This workshop consists of two key strands, one focusing on language use and the other on structuring. Some key concepts will include:
Every workshop uses authentic materials from the participants’ disciplines. The structural component is based on a genre analysis approach, identifying critical steps in each section of the target text. The language component includes short practical exercises within the disciplinary context. All participants have the opportunity to write a short first draft of a text section and received detailed individual feedback. Small groups foster a relaxed atmosphere, encouraging a high degree of interaction.
Trainer: Deborah Bennet Ph.D.
Dr. Bennett has a PhD in Mathematical Biology, an MA in Teaching English for Academic Purposes and more than ten years of teaching experience in a wide range of teaching contexts. Since founding BETA in 2010, she has offered regular workshops for postgraduates and faculty members at various research institutions in Western Europe. She is an ILM-certified trainer and remains active in English for Academic Purposes research.