Project Skills in English
21 February – 30 May 2022
Online 90 minutes every week + individual work - online Monday 8:00-9:30.
The course is designed for Ph.D. students.
The goal of this MU Language Centre course is to familiarize Ph.D. candidates with the essentials of academic writing skills that can be effectively adopted in writing projects and grant proposals. It offers a practice-oriented insight into ways to improve both the academic language and project-specific skills of the participants.
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 includes information on the essential components of academic writing, appropriate academic style, use of formal vocabulary and passive voice, appropriate linking words and signposting, the effective structure of sentences and paragraphs. It focuses on exploring research and grant proposal writing in more detail.
The course consists of a group session for all participants, an individual one-to-one 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.
The course starts on 21st February 2022.
This course is held as a part of IGA project No. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/19_073/0016943.