Course "Expanding Academic Vocabulary through Logic and Analysis"
The course focuses on the problems associated with the use of English academic vocabulary (most of which is borrowings from classical languages), on the peculiarities of affixing words of Latin origin and spelling of words of Greek origin. Special attention is paid to fundamental differences in use of vocabulary between written academic and colloquial English, which is an important factor in academic writing. The author of the course has developed a special technique that helps recognize words meanings with the help of the elements these words consist of, and a comparative analysis of meanings of Latin and Russian affixes, which effectively builds lexical competence and helps to avoid mistakes made by Russian scholars writing in English.
Tutor: Irina Korotkina, MA, PhD (Moscow State University), Head of Interdisciplinary Department of English, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. Teacher and researcher in English for academic and specific academic purposes (EAP/ESAP), author of several books and more than 40 research papers. Professional interests include academic writing methodology in English and Russian, internationalization of Russian education and research, and academic literacy.
Course programme: https://goo.gl/rhCC9j
Target audience: HSE researchers and professors (full-time HSE employees)
Classes will take place: from 16 April till 7 May, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Address: 13 Myasnitskaya, Bldg. 4, Room 306
Registration till 8 April 2019
Registration link: https://goo.gl/hG9oMF