The purpose of this book is to teach students how to write extended essays in English. It is supplementary to the British course book ‘English for Academic Study: Extended Writing and Research Skills’ (Garnet Publishing Ltd.). It was designed for students , teachers and those who are interested in obtaining the skill of extended essay writing.
The article outlines the difficulties learners experience when mastering writing in an English for Academic Purposes Course. It considers different approaches to teaching writing, their advantages and disadvantages. It is suggested how tasks peculiar to each approach can be used in academic writing courses to resolve these difficulties. The examples given illustrate how tasks can be combined when essays and abstracts are created.
The international standards of academic writing introduced into English language teaching present both cognitive and linguistic challenges for Russian undergraduate students. The article aims to investigate how Internet resources can contribute to the second language students’ academic writing. We explore the functions of Corpora and other web resources as important tools in the process of writing a research paper in English. The articles explores the potential of the Internet resources for brainstorming, developing the strategy of research, searching and selecting literature sources, providing language data, creating a learner’s own corpus, bringing evidence of typical patterns in academic contexts, proofreading. The conclusion is made about the important role of the Internet for self-study and independent language skills development.
Abstract: skills and strategies which are in focus in an English for Academic Purposes course are described. The microskills and strategies to concentrate on in a Russian-speaking university audience are revealed. The outline of a lesson in which an abstract is produced is given.
Abstracts which were sent to Organizing Comittee in electronic form are included in digest. The Conference is supported by Russian Foundation fo Basic Research (grant 13-08-06122-G).