Communication in scientific English
English Academic Skills programme for PhD candidates
As a PhD candidate, you are expected to follow certain courses and training programmes in the context of your training as a researcher. The communication courses and training programmes of the Language Centre will help you conduct your research and write your dissertation.
Academic Writing for PhD candidates and Research Master’s students
Would you like to know more about how to write an academic paper? Would you like to learn how to capture the correct tone and to express your ideas in a concise, nuanced manner? In our Academic Writing courses, you can learn to do that.
Beginners courses (PhD-1)
- Introduction to academic writing (PhD-1): online only. Tutor: Gabriel Campbell
Advanced courses (PhD-2)
- Advanced Scientific Writing (PhD-2): online only
PhD Presentation Skills (Online)
This course will also cover presentation skills that are relevant in all contexts, whether face-to-face or online. This includes issues related to preparation, creating effective visual aids, audience awareness, delivery, structure, and handling Q&A sessions. This course, developed by the Language Centre, aims to support you in developing the particular skills needed to be a competent presenter in a digital environment.
- Presentations Skills (Online) (PhD-4)
Cambridge English Exam Preparation Courses (available in February 2024)
Would you like to improve your English for work or study purposes? And would you like to obtain an internationally recognised certificate that confirms your proficiency in English? Then you should consider taking one of our Cambridge English Main-suite courses.
- Cambridge C1 Advanced (E-CAE) (available in February 2024)
- Cambridge C2 Proficiency Pilot - The Flipped Classroom (Pilot E-CPE) (available in February 2024)
This CPE Pilot course provides the same benefits as the other CPE (both in-class and online) offered by the Language Centre in terms of course content and educational aims. The difference, however, is that this pilot will be delivered using innovative online techniques associated with the flipped classroom.
Other English courses we offer. Are you looking for a course to become a more confident and fluent user of English? For more information go to ‘Effective Communication’.
English as a Medium of Instruction
The EMI workshop is devised to specifically address the challenging aspects of teaching course content through a language that is not your first language. It is not a case of simply translating existing course materials into English.
The purpose of the EMI workshops is to introduce participants to the basic characteristics of teaching through the medium of English and to provide opportunities to develop strategies that support teaching and learning in the participants’ local context.
Are you higher education/university teaching staff and currently teaching, or are scheduled to teach, through the medium of English for a multilingual and multicultural classroom setting? Then this is the workshop for you! For more information please contact email@example.com. More about EMI, see the TAEC project page.