From School English to Academic Englisch

Content Are you required to submit essays or assignments in English? And does it seem like a big jump from school English to writing university-level, scientific texts in English? This workshop is designed to help students with limited experience in academic writing in English.

The workshop will provide participants with an introduction to academic writing, including helpful input on the language used, structure, the potential pitfalls, useful resources and strategies for improving and editing texts. All participants will be given individual feedback and will therefore leave the workshop with a better awareness of their strengths and a “to-do” list of areas to work on.

In detail, the following contents will be covered:
- Defining academic writing (conventions, forms and features)
- Differences between German and English academic texts
- Constructing effective paragraphs
- Strategies for improving readability
- Improving coherence and flow
- Common language errors and potential pitfalls
- Useful resources, incl. phrasebank
- Editing and improving your own texts
- Peer-editing
Workshop Preparation Please bring a short English text (1 page A4 maximum, 2 print-outs) that you have written to the workshop.
Methodology Input by trainer, practical writing exercises, working on and editing own texts, discussions, feedback from other participants and trainer.
InstructorAmanda Habbershaw M.A., freelance academic English trainer, Tinta Training (
Amanda Habbershaw has a Master’s degree in Applied Foreign Languages and has been teaching English at universities for 20 years. Since 2009 she has specialized in English communication skills for researchers, regularly giving workshops on both writing and oral presentation skills at various universities.
No. of participants:15 participants
(Miniumum level of English: B2 (CEFR))
With the acceptance you will receive an invitation link with instructions for use. No registration is required.
DateMonday, October 19th, Thursday, October 22th, Wednesday 28th October and Friday 30th October

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Diese Veranstaltung wird in Kooperation mit der FORTHEM Alliance der JGU angeboten.

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