Preparing to talk on your intellectual work
This training manual is addressed to students of higher education institutions, whose level of English is B2 – C1 according to CEFR and whose course of studies requires writing and defending Research Project Proposal in English. The book is aimed at building and development of Academic skills in oral speech considered necessary for the defense of the Project Proposal of Graduate Qualification Work. Specific feature of the manual is considering new forms of communication, namely giving presentation speech in English. The texts and tasks of the manual envisages forming the skills of designing and performing academic presentations on professinal topics as well as developing soft skills, which are recognised as a significant constituent of graduates' professional competency. The training guide contains exercises for both inclass and out-of- class work, including the use of the Internet.
This paper examines some of the current issues and challenges of teaching academic writing to nonnative speakers of English faced by Russian institutions within the current education paradigm. The findings are drawn from an analysis of samples of scientific works (project proposals) produced by 4th year students at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics. The paper offers an interpretation of what underlies the challenges and some possible solutions to the issues discussed.
The article focuses on such aspects of oral presentations as pronunciation and intonation, grammatical accuracy and vocabulary and 2nd year ICEF students’ errors which they made at the final exam. Certain techniques which involve explanation of basics of pronunciation and intonation, grammar rules and grammar structures, and teaching fluency are paid attention to. The experiment conducted by the author summarises students’ mistakes in all of the listed areas. The results show that students, despite quite an intensive input, continue making mistakes in grammar and pronunciation. The number of mistakes varies in four different groups of 2nd year students. The author examines all kinds of errors of students and makes deductions about possible ways of achieving accuracy in this skill of oral speech.
The author presents the results of the recent study of project proposal presentations made by HSE graduates, and focuses largely on developing skills of academic writing. The materials presented can be useful for writing any type of an academic text.
The coursebook is designed for students to acquire, practice, and master their communicative competence in academic writing in English, the focus being on fundamental and applied mathematics and computer science. The target of the book is to teach students to write research project proposals of their term papers, senior theses, and dissertations in the format of a research article which could prospectively be published in a Scopus- or We-of-Science-indexed journals. The book covers both academic writing and academic speaking, i.e. presenting research at conferences and defences.
The materials employed in the book are research articles published in international peer-reviewed journals, both full-text and excerpts.
The target audience comprises undergraduate students majoring in IT, fundamental and applied mathematics, and cyber- and information security. The book could also be of interest to students majoring in other STEM areas, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
This paper explores some of the current issues and challenges in teaching academic writing to Russian learners of English. The findings are drawn from an analysis of samples of scientific works (so-called project proposals) produced by 4th year students at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics and are supported with data from a survey on students’ needs in academic writing. The paper highlights some of the pitfalls of teaching how to write project proposals in the given context. It concludes with outlining some pedagogical considerations on how to address the issues discussed.
The paper presents the analysis of existing approaces to academic works formatting, including project proposals in Russian and English. Stated some results of the experiment aimed at determining the teacer's role in the process of teaching students academic writing.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.