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English for Academic Purposes

Levels : Intermediate and above
Location : ITU-TRNC Continuing Education Centre
Training Coordinator : Kezban KADİRSOY

 

Who is the programme for?

The English for Academic Purposes Program is for University students, those preparing for study at university as well as those engaged in or in pursuit of writing formal and academic texts in English.  Additionally, if you are aiming to study abroad, then this programme can help you prepare for success in an academic setting.

Aims of the programme

  • To extend your English language skills to meet the language requirements of English-medium universities
  • To develop the academic study skills to enable success at higher education
  • To help you to process and produce texts that are relevant to the demands of studying at higher education level
  • To familiarise you with the learning and teaching strategies that are used in higher Education

 

Content

  • Language Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Pronunciation, Grammar
  • University Success Skills: Critical thinking, Research skills, presentations, note-taking, and more

The course will enhance your academic English skills, including critical reading and writing, essay and dissertation writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, academic grammar and vocabulary. It will be taught by a highly qualified and experienced native speaker and will take place in a supportive learning environment focusing on individual needs. Students will be challenged to think critically and analytically and become more independent learners of English.

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

- Write more effectively and accurately within academic contexts

- Demonstrate understanding of writing as a process that involves composing, editing   and revising

- Demonstrate research skills and show awareness of issues around plagiarism and academic integrity

- Use citation correctly in order to integrate their own ideas with those of others in their writing

- Develop critical reading skills, including understanding an argument’s major assertions and assumptions, and  how to evaluate its supporting evidence

 

Course content

  • Writing as a process
  • procedures for approaching writing tasks

- clarifying the task

- collecting and record information- sources

- organising and planning

- reflecting and evaluate (critical thinking)

  • The characteristics of an essay
  • Structure of an essay

-Outlining

-introductory paragraph- thesis statement

-body paragraphs- logical division of ideas-transitions

-concluding paragraphs

  • Types of essays

- process essays

- cause effect essays

- compare contrast essays

- argumentative essays

  • Analyzing the title

- academic keywords used in titles

- developing own essay titles

  • Researching skills

- why research?

- important points for successful research

- working with the internet

- using reliable online sources

  • Reading strategies

Taking notes from reading

- paraphrasing- why paraphrase?

  Summarising

- differences between paraphrasing and summarizing

- How to avoid plagiarism when paraphrasing

  • critical thinking when writing

- critical analytical writing versus descriptive writing

  Planning stages

- concept pyramids

  editing, proof-reading

  presenting your writing

  • Common features of all academic writing
  • Stylistic conventions for academic writing
  • Writing Styles

- Descriptive

- Argumentative/analytical writing

- Evaluative/analytical writing

  • Projects, dissertations, reports and case studies
  • Developing a research strategy
  • Presenting and analyzing data
  • Characteristics of reports
  • Writing a case study
  • Critical analytical thinking
  • key words used in examination questions
  • Focus on language

- types of sentences

- using parallel structures and fixing sentence problems

- noun clauses

- adverb clauses

- adjective clauses

- participial phrases

 

For more information:

Phone           : (0392) 227-3330

Fax                : (0392) 228-6874

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