Academic English Writing for PhD Students and Researchers at DTU

Aim

The aim of the course is to improve the participants’ written academic English and help them complete scientific papers and other texts.

Target Group

PhD students, Postdocs, and other researchers whose English is at least intermediate level, i.e. B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Content

The content of the course is based on the scientific papers currently being written by the participants, who will have the opportunity to send sections of their papers to the teacher for editing. The idea is that the course should benefit the participants in a very concrete way by helping them complete a current paper and teach them the relevant grammar, etc. The classes will focus on the mistakes made by the participants and we will analyse how to improve the participants’ texts by correcting the errors together and studying the relevant grammar, punctuation rules, etc. The focus of the classes will depend on the errors made and the needs of the participants. Some common focus areas include the use of articles (the & a/an), subject/verb agreement, punctuation, uncountable nouns, verb tenses, and relative clauses and relative pronouns.

In addition to the face-to-face sessions, the course includes 4 hours of written feedback from the course instructor to each participant.

Placement Test

Before the course begins, all participants are required to take the Oxford Placement Test to assess their level of English, if they have not taken it before.

Number of participants

We recommend a maximum of 6 participants per class.

Instructor

A native English language instructor from the staff of AIS Sprog.

Course materials

All course material will be provided by AIS Sprog.

Schedule

For example, 5 Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at DTU in Lyngby.

Price

DKK 9,500 for the class teaching and course material plus DKK 1,800 per participant for the 4 hours of written feedback, excluding VAT.

Registration

To register for the course, please contact AIS Sprog directly at ais@ais-sprog.dk, or by phone on 33 25 32 01.