2./9./16.10. - English for Academic Purpose - Written Language

02.10.2020 um 09:00 bis 16.10.2020 um 14:00

Doris Scharinger

Target group

Academic staff, Phd candidates, Postdocs

Course description

This course is designed for graduate students and researchers of all academic disciplines. We are going to explore the defining characteristics of written Academic English using sample texts and exercises. You will also have the opportunity to learn about strategies and resources that support you in your writing.   

We will address the following aspects:

  • Academic English
  • Linguistic characteristics
  • Genres
  • Communicative purpose and rhetorical structure
  • Presenting Facts – Presenting Opinion
  • Hedging – how to put it carefully
  • Citations
  • Flow – Make your Writing Easy to Read
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Information structure
  • Useful resources and strategies for improving your Academic English


These sessions require an advanced command of the English language. - All interaction in English.

Learning targets

The main goals of this course are:

  • to develop  an awareness of EAP as a functional variety of the English language by establishing its main characteristics.  
  • to be in a position to work on specific aspects of EAP skills independently by learning about strategies and resources suitable for self-study.
  • to exchange information and experiences.


Organisational details

  • Date: 2, 9, and 16 October 2020, each day 9 a. m. - 2 p.m.
  • Place: We will announce the place in an e-mail about 10 days before the date
  • Number: F202002.
  • Fee: 300 €. Free for employees of CAU and PhD students who are registered in Graduiertenzentrum.
  • Registration deadline: 14 days before the course starts


IMPORTANT: As currently planned, this seminar requires your physical attendance. Accordingly we ask you to observe hygiene and distancing measures. An email containing further information will be sent out before the start of the seminar.



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