Academic English
training course

Neuro Global Program offers an academic English training course for 10 days by inviting two lecturers from Leister University.

On the last day, a poster session is scheduled, and for this goal the students actively learn scientific English skills for presenting their data both in written and spoken English. Every time, it is astonishing to watch how the students grow during these two weeks by showing their self-confidence.

Photograph of lecture Photograph of lecture Photograph of lecture Poster presentation event

Schedule

Week1

Monday

9:30-11:00

Introduction to the course
  • Get to know course, classmates and task
  • Strategies for building academic vocabulary

11:30-13:00

Reading with purpose
  • Use a strategy for reading
  • Read about poster presentations

14:00-16:00

Communication
  • Use language for clarifying
  • Practice pronunciation
  • Have a discussion

Independent Study

Find and print supporting articles
(maximum 4 articles); practice SQ3R

Tuesday

9:30-11:00

Using sources 1
  • Understanding when to cite
  • Examine the conventions for citation
  • Considering when to be cautious

11:30-13:00

Introductions
  • Understanding the introduction structure
  • Exploring organisational patterns in introductions

14:00-16:00

Noun phrases
  • Study differences between spoken and written English
  • Improve writing through use of noun phrases

Independent Study

Revise & edit your literature review

Wednesday

9:30-11:00

Research gaps
  • Identify a research gap
  • Use relative clauses
  • Write own research gap paragraph

11:30-13:00

Paragraph organisation
  • Study different organisational patterns
  • Identify common phrases for different types of organisation
  • Examine reduced relative clauses

14:00-16:00

Being critical
  • Evaluate a research paper
  • Analyse evaluative language
  • Write a review

Independent Study

Revise & edit your literature review

Thursday

9:30-11:00

Grammar: voice
  • Choosing when to use active and passive voice

11:30-13:00

Poster design
  • Learn about poster design
  • Plan your poster

14:00-16:00

Methodology
  • Features of Material and Method

Independent Study

Write, revise & edit your methodology

Friday
Writing day: Preparation of literature review and methodology

Week2

Monday

9:30-11:00

Academic presentations
  • Key aspects of giving a presentation
  • Language and techniques for presenting

11:30-13:00

Results- Describing data 1
  • Analyse data presentations
  • Review language to describe trends
  • Practice explaining data

14:00-16:00

Describing data 2
  • Analyse the structure of a results paragraph
  • Study vocabulary related to results
  • Practice writing a results paragraph

Independent Study

Revise and edit your results

Tuesday

9:30-11:00

Answering questions
  • explore poster presenting
  • summarise research
  • practice answering questions

11:30-13:00

Paraphrasing
  • Consider what makes good and bad paraphrasing
  • Practice paraphrasing techniques

14:00-16:00

Experiment discussion
  • Analyse the structure of a discussion paragraph
  • Study phrases related to discussion paragraphs
  • Practice writing a discussion paragraph

Independent Study

Revise and edit your discussion and conclusion

Wednesday

9:30-11:00

Abstracts
  • Identify the key elements of a good report abstract
  • identify language for abstracts and reports
  • review report structures
  • write a report abstract

11:30-13:00

Personal statements
  • Study formal and less formal written communication
  • Write a personal statement
  • Focus on verb tenses in context

14:00-16:00

Perfecting your work
  • referencing
  • organisation
  • grammar
  • vocabulary

Independent Study

Revise and edit your abstract & 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

Presentation practice day

Friday

9:30-11:00

Independent Study: prepare posters

Poster presentation event

12:30 Closing ceremony