Activate Your Academic Skills – ZIP 0508-AYAS-OG-ZIP
Classes are offered as part of the Integrated Action Program for the Development of the University of Warsaw, co-financed from the European Social Fund under POWER 3.5. The rules for the use of general university courses for PhD students within the ZIP framework (UW PhD Students' Regulations) are available at: www.zip.uw.edu.pl.
This course will prove useful for students who wish to refresh their English skills and/or enhance their academic skills, such as presenting their research results orally, writing academic papers, or dealing effectively with extensive reading load.
The course is divided into five modules:
MODULE ONE – Get along in the academic environment
At the onset of the course, students will be made aware of the academic linguistic etiquette (stated or implied) they should observe.
Different learning strategies will also be revised/introduced to allow students to make the most of their individual as well as group learning.
MODULE TWO – Get your message across effectively
In this module, students will learn the basics of successful presentations: how to organise the material, how to make it interesting, clear and visually pleasing, as well as how to deliver a presentation. In subsequent synchronous online meetings they will have a chance to deliver their own presentations.
MODULE THREE – Develop your reading and listening skills
This module will be devoted to enhancing reading and listening skills: how to do it more effectively, how to cope with new vocabulary, how to keep record of useful information, and how to enhance critical thinking.
MODULE FOUR – Say more!
This module will put emphasis on developing vocabulary, including academic vocabulary. Students will activate various learning strategies and ways of recording the vocabulary they wish to learn.
MODULE FIVE – Focus on academic writing
In this module, students will enhance their academic writing skills, with special focus on how to organise their material and how to comply with the relevant style/register requirements.
On the Moodle platform, students will have a chance to present samples of their written work for feedback.
The course will focus on developing the four skills as well as vocabulary, with the use of multimedia input (a range of short films/TV series, vlogs, talks, authentic texts etc.). During synchronous online meetings, students will get acquainted with a given material, work with the new vocabulary and discuss ideas in small groups. Different learning techniques will be introduced.
In the asynchronous online component, further study tips and materials will be offered. Students will also get a chance to further practise newly acquired vocabulary and share ideas and opinions in online forums.
Schedule: 30 hours online course (synchronous and asynchronous).
Synchronous online meetings: Tuesday, 13.00-14.30 – 20.10, 27.10, 3.11, 10.11, 17.11, 24.11, 1.12, 8.12 (8 online meetings, two hours each).
Additionally 14 hours on the platform “Kampus” (BigBlueButton).
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and pUpon the course completion, the participants will have achieved the following learning outcomes in the areas mentioned below:
- how to function in the academic world in linguistic terms
- how to prepare and present their research results orally
- how to organize their written work
- having a broader range of up-to-date vocabulary, both in formal and more casual academic interactions
- how to record and learn new vocabulary
- where to find engaging and quality materials for further learning
- being able to successfully deliver a presentation
- being able to better organize their academic writing
- being able to memorize and actively use a wider range of lexical structures
- being able to more confidently express his/her opinions and ideas while interacting with others
- being able to make better use of the online environment for educational purposes
- being more aware of the social constraints of the academia and being able to act accordingly
- being able to more willingly engage in peer teaching and peer feedback
Students are required to attend online classes and participate actively. On the Moodle platform, they are expected to complete the tasks provided and submit short written assignments.
Zaliczenie (Pass / Fail)
Grading: active participation, completing assignments on the Moodle platform, in-class presentation
- English for Academic Purposes. A guide and resource book for teachers. R.R. Jordan, CUP
- Academic Vocabulary In Use, Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell ,CUP
- English Vocabulary in Use. Advanced. Michael McCarthy, Felicity O'Dell , CUP
- Cambridge English for Scientists, Tamzen Armer, Jeremy Day, CUP
- Cambridge Academic English C1, Martin Hewings, Michael McCarthy, Craig Thaine, CUP
- Authentic materials
- Interactive online resources
Dodatkowe informacje (np. o kalendarzu rejestracji, prowadzących zajęcia, lokalizacji i terminach zajęć) mogą być dostępne w serwisie USOSweb: