Academic Writing and Rhetoric – September 9

Academic Writing Office (NUST MISiS) in cooperation with the Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centres Consortium” and English Language Office (ELO) by U.S. Embassy in Moscow offers free online course Academic Writing and Rhetoric Read More

How to write articles in English in order to be published in Russian scientific journals?

We highly recommend you to read the article on how to write articles in English for their publication in Russian scientific journals written by the founder of Laboratory of Scientific Translations of the Institute of Philosophy and Right of Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences Natalia Popova and by the president and co-founder of the Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centres Consortium“ Elena Bazanova. Read More

The series of NWCC Online Courses have been launched!

Dear colleagues,

The Association of Academic Writing Experts “National Writing Centres Consortium“ and the Academic Writing Office of National University of Science and Technology MISiS together with the English Language Office of the US Embassy in the Russian Federation launched the series of free online courses “Developing Course Materials for a Distance Course on Scientific Writing” and “Teaching Genre in the Writing Center”.

 

1. The first course “Developing Course Materials for a Distance Course on Scientific Writing” is specially developed for ERPP/EAP lecturers and focused on studying the main principles and methods of using the information technologies in order to create high-quality, innovative educational online courses and training materials for distance learning.

Course duration: 36 acad. hours  (from July 27, 2020, till May 20, 2021)

  • Module 1: Theoretical Input
  • Module 2: Developing Professional Practice
  • Module 3: Reflective Practice in Action

Studying mode: 2 acad. hours per week

Format: online lectures, seminars, masterclasses

Platform: ZOOM

Lecturer: Patricia Mathews. She specializes in teaching and coaching English for specific purposes. She has taught and trained for 20 years in the U.S., China, Japan, and India. She has a B.A. is from the University of Michigan; a Master’s in Education (English and TESOL) from Grand Valley State University and completed Ph.D. course work in Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2019 she was an English Language Fellow in Kolkata, India. The Heritage Academy Media Sciences Program and American Center. Originally from Michigan, she currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. Patricia’s teaching philosophy is: Language is relational, language is power, and language is a gift. I love teaching communication skills because it expands the potential for relationship and power to others.

Language: English

2. The second course “Teaching Genre in the Writing Center” is specially developed for tutors and lecturers of Russian and foreign academic writing centers and focused on studying the most popular genres of verbal and written academic discourse.

Course duration: 36 acad. hours  (from July 27, 2020, till May 20, 2021)

  • Module 1: Concept of Genre and Genre Conventions
  • Module 2: Strategies for Teaching Genre Conventions in a Particular Discipline
  • Module 3: Reflective Practice in Action

Studying mode: 2 acad. hours per week

Format: online lectures, seminars, masterclasses

Platform: ZOOM

Lecturer: Dr. Ron Martinez. He specializes in English for Research Publication Purposes (ERPP) and English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in international higher education. He received his Ph.D. in English (Corpus Linguistics) at the University of Nottingham, under the supervision of Norbert Schmitt and Michael McCarthy. He also holds an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford, in addition to a Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) from Cambridge University ESOL. A native of San Francisco, California, Ron has taught ERPP at the University of California, Berkeley, where he currently teaches the course “Writing for Academic Publication” to both native and nonnative speakers of English, but he is especially interested in supporting EAL authors worldwide in their efforts to publish their research in international English-medium journals. It is this interest that motivated him to create the first writing center in Brazil (at the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba), a unique center that caters especially to professors and postgraduate students. Ron is also Advisor to the President on internationalization policy. Ron has been active in ELT and applied linguistics since 1992 and has published widely in the field, with research articles in such journals as TESOL Quarterly, ELT Journal, Applied Linguistics, and the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, in addition to over twenty published books and chapters.

Language: English

SSLWebinar. Advocating for L2 Writers in the COVID-19 Era: Administrative Strategies

In this discussion-driven webinar, will be considered some of the administrative and financial challenges that university writing and language programs are facing as their institutions face severe financial pressures and remote instruction for international students. There will be a discussion of some of the approaches different universities have proposed to address these constraints and some of the strategies that L2 writing administrators have used or can use to continue to advocate for students and teachers.

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Bulgarian Regional Chapter – Virtual Conference Session

Dear colleagues,

 

On 11-12 June 2020 the Editors and Editing in Times of Crisis Bulgarian Chapter’s session will take place via Zoom. The session will begin by asking the speakers about their experiences during the pandemic period and discovering the opinions of the various stakeholders. This will be followed by a discussion about the possible aspects of their experience regarding ethics, public use, medical health, science, and journal development.

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