Project Skills in English

This course includes information on the essential components of academic writing, appropriate academic style, use of formal vocabulary and passive voice, appropriate linking words and signposting, effective structure of sentences and paragraphs. It focuses on exploring research and grant proposal writing in more detail. The participants will be offered basic input, they will be engaged in a series of participative activities, they will gain hands-on experience with some best practices and have an opportunity to reflect on their own approaches and strategies.

The course consists of a group online session for all participants, an individual one to one online session with the instructor and personalized feedback on a writing task of your choice. Students will be asked to submit a sample of their writing, which they will receive formative feedback on.

ALEX FLOYD is an English language lecturer, proofreader, and lecturer in academic writing and academic presentation at the Masaryk University Language Centre, Brno, Czech Republic. He has a background in the medical sciences (physiotherapy) and a special interest in teaching EAP and proofreading academic texts in this area. His group (1) will meet regularly on Wednesday 10:30-12:00 during the spring semester.

LIBOR STEPANEK is Assistant Professor in English and Director of the Masaryk University Language Centre, Brno, Czech Republic. His international teaching experience and teacher training activities include diverse EAP soft skills, however, his main academic interest lies in creativity and Creative Approach to Language Teaching (CALT). His group (2) will meet three times per spring semester (Fridays 12 March, 19 March and 23 April from 9:30 to 13:00. More individual student work is expected.

You can register for this course in IS under IGA_CJV_PS Project Skills in English.

The goal of this MU Language Centre course is to familiarize Ph.D. candidates with essentials of academic writing skills that can be effectively adopted in writing project and grant proposals. It offers a practice-oriented insight into ways to improve both academic language and project-specific skills of the participants.

This course is held as a part of IGA project No. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/19_073/0016943.

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