B2+ - C1 Communication skills for writing in English for researchers and academic staff; Spring Workshop

Enseignant(s): Bos Shane
Type d'enseignement: Cours de langue
Langue(s) du cours: Anglais
Semestre(s): SP-2021

This interactive, workshop-style course is open to researchers and academic staff of the University of Fribourg at an upper-intermediate (B2+) to advanced level (C1) who would like to further develop their writing skills in academic contexts and professional contexts.

The main areas of focus on this course include: how to write professional emails; general-specific texts and problem-solution texts; selected sections of research articles (e.g. abstracts, introductions, literature reviews, etc.); as well as the practical development of writing sub-skills such as paraphrasing, summarising and proofreading. There will also be the chance to focus on and gain practice in (and feedback on) writing the types of texts which are important to you. In addition, we will review key areas of grammar and vocabulary in context so that you have a better idea about what language to use in different forms of written communication.

Throughout the course you will benefit from the opportunity to engage and share information with peers about your areas of research, knowledge and expertise. You will also be encouraged to develop your critical thinking skills and to express your ideas more effectively, across a range of academic disciplines and professional contexts.

Evaluation: Regular attendance and active participation is required to pass this course, as is the successful completion of a minimum of 4 written assignments. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a final grade and a certificate of achievement from the Language Centre secretary's office. You will also earn 3 ECTS.