Classes for Doctoral Candidates and Academic Staff
The Language Center offers English classes specifically targeted at doctoral candidates and academic staff.
Winter semester 2023/24:
|Title||Level||Time and place||Lecturer|
|Academic Writing Workshop||B2/C1||
Dates: Mon, 25.09., Wed, 27.09. und Mon, 09.10.
This academic writing course is designed to support scholars who are in the process of completing a PhD thesis in English. The focus of the workshop will be the work-in-progress of each individual student—whether that is perfecting a difficult chapter, preparing a journal article for publication, or contemplating a paper for an upcoming conference.
The course will pay particular attention to structure, word choice, punctuation, and style. We will also look at common mistakes, as well as tips for improving your academic writing skills. Activities are based on a variety of materials and exercises prepared by the tutor. Students can also submit several pages of work over the course of the sessions to be proofread.
Dates: 03.11., 22.12., 02.02.24
This course is aimed at doctoral students who want to improve their academic writing and work specifically on an article, which will then be corrected by the course coordinator. The group will meet three times in the semester, twice during the semester for a two-hour writing workshop and again in the last week of the semester to discuss the submitted work and to address the most common mistakes. The coordinator will be available throughout the course via email to deal with any language issues while writing the paper.
Dates: 10.11., 17.11., 24.11., 01.12., 08.12., 15.12., 12.01., 19.01., 26.01.24
As a doctoral student you will constantly be expected to present your field of research to peers, supervisors and at conferences. The focus of this course will be on presenting your ideas clearly and concisely, while working on your tone, body language and general delivery. Additionally, we will work with language for presentations, including such rhetorical devices as repetition and alliteration. Participants will be expected to present their research topics and receive both peer and instructor feedback.
In addition to these courses, which are specially tailored to doctoral candidates and academic staff, you can of course also take part in the rest of the Language Center’s classes. Please use the relevant form to register for other courses.
For queries relating to the course content and placement requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms. Orla Mac Mahon from the Language Center.
Orla Mac Mahon
Ansprechperson für die Kurse für Beschäftigte und Promovierende
Please arrange appointments for a telephone call in advance by email.
If you have any questions about other language courses and offers, please contact Human Resources Development:
An overview of the language services offered can also be found on the intranet portal KuS.