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Workshop "How to be more authentic: Dealing with typical vocabulary mistakes Russian speakers tend to make"

Writing an academic text in English is challenging even for native speakers, let alone non-natives. The most common vocabulary challenges include differentiating between frequently confused words, deciding if the words go well together, and choosing the most appropriate prepositions. At the workshop, we will look at the language problems Russian speakers are more likely to face and useful online resources that can help overcome these difficulties.

Speaker: Maria Besova is the chief editor of HSE University’s English website, which has consistently topped the ranking of Russian universities’ English websites compiled by the Russian Council for International Affairs since 2015. Maria is also an ESL tutor with over 20 years of teaching experience. She holds an In-service Certificate of English Language Teaching (ICELT with Distinction) and CAE and CPE certificates (both at Grade A). Her interests include copyediting, translation studies, and digital resources for teaching and editing.

Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students

Language: English
Date & Time: May 31, 17:30 - 19:30
Location: online

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