アカデミック英語集中講義

本Neuro Global国際共同大学院プログラムでは、英国レスター大学から講師2名を招聘し、研究活動を行ううえで必須となる英語の活用技術に関して10日間の集中講義を提供しています。

講義の大部分は英語論文の基本的な構造や英文に一貫性を持たせるための表現技法などをテーマとし、講師と受講生および受講生同士の対話や議論を中心にして進められます。これらのテーマに相対し、受講生が自身の考えを聴衆に向かって英語で表現しようと努力することによって、研究活動に有用な英語の活用技術を理解し身に付ける一助となります。講義初回の時点で、受講生には自身が取り組んでいる研究テーマを紹介するための研究ポスターを作成する課題が与えられ、期間中に学ぶ知識の実践を意識しながら能動的に取り組みます。講義最終日には、2週間の集大成として学会発表を模したポスター発表会が行われます。全ての受講生が自信を持って自身の研究テーマを紹介している様子は講義の成果の現れであり、毎回、印象的な光景となっています。

講義の様子 講義の様子 講義の様子 ポスター発表会

スケジュール

Week1

Week commencing 17th February 2020

Monday

9:30-11:00

Introduction to the course
  • Get to know the course, tutors, classmates and task
  • Vocabulary: Collocations for academic writing

11:30-13:00

Reading with purpose
  • The SQ3R strategy for reading
  • Creating an effective poster presentation
  • Keeping vocabulary records

14:00-16:00

Oral communication
  • Fluency practice
  • Language for clarifying
  • Pronunciation: syllables

Independent Study

Find and print 3 supporting articles; practise SQ3R

Tuesday

9:30-11:00

Using sources
  • Citations in writing
  • Vocabulary: Academic caution in writing

11:30-13:00

Introduction / Literature review
  • Organisational structure of articles
  • Exploring organisational patterns in introductions
  • Academic style in writing

14:00-16:00

Noun phrases
  • Differences between spoken and written English
  • Grammar: Noun phrase structure
  • Using noun phrases to improve your writing

Independent Study

Create a plan for your poster
Start writing your introduction / literature review

Wednesday

9:30-11:00

Research gaps
  • Identify a research gap
  • Grammar: relative clauses
  • Write a research gap paragraph

11:30-13:00

Paragraph organisation
  • Different organisational patterns in paragraphs
  • Grammar: reduced relative clauses

14:00-16:00

Being critical
  • Evaluate a research paper
  • Vocabulary: evaluation language
  • Write a review

Independent Study

Revise & edit your literature review

Thursday

9:30-11:00

Active and passive voice
  • Grammar: active and passive voice
  • Reasons for choosing passive voice

11:30-13:00

Poster design
  • Poster design
  • Begin planning your poster

14:00-16:00

Methodology section
  • Structuring a methodology section
  • Vocabulary: Collocations
  • Grammar: Verb forms in academic writing

Independent Study

Write your methodology section

Friday

9:30-11:00

Paraphrasing
  • Paraphrase, quotation and summary
  • Paraphrasing techniques

11:30-13:00

Describing data
  • Vocabulary: Presenting and explaining data
  • Engaging your audience

14:00-16:00

Results section
  • Structuring a results paragraph
  • Vocabulary: Presenting results

Independent Study

Write your results section

Week2

Week commencing 24th February 2020

Monday

National Holiday

Tuesday

9:30-11:00

Presentation introductions
  • Features of an effective introduction
  • Body language

11:30-13:00

Answering questions
  • Summarising your research
  • Answering questions about your research

14:00-16:00

Discussion & conclusion sections
  • Structuring a discussion section
  • Vocabulary: Useful language for discussion paragraphs
  • Limitations and future research

Independent Study

Write your discussion and conclusion

Wednesday

9:30-11:00

Abstracts
  • Writing an effective abstract
  • Vocabulary: useful language for abstracts

11:30-13:00

Personal statements
  • Content and organisation of a personal statement
  • Write a personal statement

14:00-16:00

Perfecting your work
  • Checking citations, organisation, grammar and vocabulary
  • Checking pronunciation of key terminology

Independent Study

Write your abstract and personal statement

Thursday

9:30-11:00

Independent study: prepare posters

11:30-13:00

Independent study: prepare posters

14:00-16:00

Tutorials
  • Individual feedback on written work

Independent Study

Practise giving presentation

Friday

9:30-11:00

Independent study: prepare posters

Poster presentation event (timings are approximate)

11:00 event start
13:00 Closing ceremony