Academic Writing (Foreign Language)
- to familiarize students with the main linguistic features of the different modes of discourse and different styles in English;
- to help students obtain the skills of generating written English-language texts based on their communicative purposes, structure, stylistic features and genre differences;
- to help students master the main principles, conventions and linguistic features of academic communication;
- to compare the aims and objectives of academic and informal communication, syntactic and lexical peculiarities of academic and informal style, principles of structuring academic and narrative texts;
- to apply the knowledge of the peculiarities of academic style to creating academic texts, to detect and correct stylistic errors, inaccuracies and violations in academic text in English;
- to apply the knowledge of the peculiarities of the narrative mode of discourse to creating narrative texts, to detect and correct stylistic errors, inaccuracies and violations of the informal style of writing in English
- The notion of discourse. Features of academic discourse.Main modes of discourse: exposition, description, narration, argumentation. Features of academic discourse: style and genres of academic texts. Academic style: things to avoid in academic writing. Syntactic and lexical peculiarities of academic style. Writing conversationally: how to engage the audience, how to structure your writing
- The genres of English-language writing (1): writing a review.Writing a review: communicative purpose, structure and layout, common grammar and vocabulary. Features of description and argumentation in a review. Film review. Book review.
- The genres of English-language writing (2): writing a blog.Writing a blog (web forum entry): communicative purpose, structure and layout, typical grammar and vocabulary. The narrative mode of discourse: principles of organization, coherence, audience engagement.
- The genres of English-language writing (3): writing a critique.Writing a critique: communicative purpose, structure and layout, typical grammatical structures and vocabulary. Types of secondary sources. Referencing conventions. Summarising. Avoiding plagiarism: parapharasing. Argumentation: supporting claims with evidence, avoiding assumptions.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.15 * Attendance and participation + 0.25 * Blog (web forum entry) + 0.35 * Critique + 0.25 * Film review
- Complete Advanced : Student's Book with answers, for revised exam from 2015, 2nd ed., 9th printing, 253 p., Brook-Hart, G., Haines, S., 2015
- Complete Advanced : Student's Book with answers, 2nd ed., 256 p., Brook-Hart, G., Haines, S., 2014
- Dudley-Evans, T., & Hewings, M. (2001). Academic Writing in Context : Implications and Applications. Birmingham: Continuum. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=226902
- Grammar for CAE and Proficiency with answers, self-stady grammar reference and practice, 296 p., Hewings, M., 2009