Online course "Basics of Writing an Empirical Research Article in English"
The purpose of this online course is to teach the basics of research writing. The course program covers the main aspects of successful intercultural academic communication: usage of academic English by Russian-speaking researchers in their articles, language and speech culture of academic English, argumentative language techniques, academic grammar and punctuation rules. The aim is to develop skills for writing an empirical research article in regards to culturally and professionally conditioned rhetorical traditions. During the course, you will work on your own research paper which will be finalised by the end of the course.
Participants are expected to write drafts of their articles, that is why the prerequisite for the course is to have a research project in progress.
Trainer: Natalia Smirnova, Ph.D. in Teaching English as Foreign Language, senior lecturer and the Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the HSE in St. Petersburg. She has designed and taught courses in Research Writing, Writing for Publication, Rhetoric, Argumentation and Writing both for students and researchers. Natalia has a strong research interest in the social perspectives on writing, ESOL pedagogies, and writing assessment.
Dates: November 1 - December 11
English level requirement: B2+
How do I get accepted? You should be a full-time employee from teaching or research staff at the HSE.
The course is offered on the competitive enrolment basis. Please, fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter in English (about 300 words). It should include your experience of preparing research articles in English. Please describe the difficulties you have faced when writing a research article and explain how new skills are relevant to your teaching and scientific work.
For more information on how to write a strong motivation letter, please read the AWC blog.