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IN ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES AND ENGLISH ACADEMIC WRITING

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Go-academic is an educational project for teaching academic writing to Russian university students and researchers.
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Original online courses and consultations for those who need English for academic purposes and who want to write academic texts, essays, and research articles in English.

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NATALIA
IVANOVA-SLAVIANSKAIA

  • MSc in Applied Linguistics (Teaching English in University settings), Oxford, UK

  • PhD (Discourse analysis and text linguistics), Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Associate Professor of English at the leading Russian Universities (School of International Relations, Saint-Petersburg State University, Herzen University, HSE, St.Petersburg)

  • Oral examiner for Cambridge English Assessment (YL, A2 Key, B1Priliminary, B2 Fist, C1 Advanced), Exams Centers RU024, RU027

Who are

What can

GO-ACADEMIC COURSES
PARTICIPANTS?
GO-ACADEMIC DO
FOR YOU?
  • Undergraduate and graduate students taking part in academic mobility programmes. Students who need to write academic essays in English as part of their assessment

  • Graduate students applying to master’s and PhD programmes read in English in Russia or elsewhere. Candidates struggling with their dissertations in English.

  • Candidates of English language international exams (IELTS, CAE, CPE, GRE) who need to polish their writing aspect.

  • Lecturers and researchers of Russian Universities and Research Institutes who must publish their work in English in international research journals (Scopus, Web of Science, etc)
  • Help you write academic essays in English

  • Help you write motivational essays and research proposals for your master’s and PhD programmes applications

  • Help you write research articles and descriptions of your research project

  • Help you prepare for the international conferences

  • Help you understand the specifics of the writing aspect of the international English exams and help you write different types of texts for them (essays, graphs descriptions, etc).

  • Help you use academic vocabulary (Academic word list) in your academic writing
  • Undergraduate and graduate students taking part in academic mobility programmes. Students who need to write academic essays in English as part of their assessment

  • Graduate students applying to master’s and PhD programmes read in English in Russia or elsewhere. Candidates struggling with their dissertations in English.

  • Candidates of English language international exams (IELTS, CAE, CPE, GRE) who need to polish their writing aspect.

  • Lecturers and researchers of Russian Universities and Research Institutes who must publish their work in English in international research journals (Scopus, Web of Science, etc)

What can

GO-ACADEMIC DO
FOR YOU?

Who are

GO-ACADEMIC COURSES
PARTICIPANTS?
  • Научу Вас писать академические эссе на английском языке

  • Научу Вас писать мотивационные эссе и research proposals для поступления в магистратуру и аспирантуру

  • Научу Вас писать научные статьи и описание исследовательского проекта

  • Подготовлю к участию в международных конференциях

  • Расскажу о специфике письменных заданий для международных экзаменов и научу писать различные типы текстов (essays, graphs descriptions, letter etc.)

  • Научу использовать академическую лексику (Academic word list) в письменной и устной речи

Why study with Go-academic

  • Student-centred approach, which makes your needs be my priority
  • Targeted exercises to train the participants’ writing skills and abilities
  • Training to write complete segments of text/texts under your instructor’s supervision
  • Detailed written corrective feedback with instructor’s suggestions for improving
  • your writing
  • All the materials provided in PDF (including video presentations)
  • Checklists for self-regulation of writing
  • Application of constructivism approach in teaching writing (our students get actively involved in the process of construction of their knowledge and skills basing on their worldview, cognition, and experience). It means you don’t memorise material or passively learn it, you build your writing experience and own it
  • The application of the constructivism approach allows our students to practice their writing skills and abilities actively and to apply them in their context
  • Подход, ориентированный на нужды обучающегося

  • Подробная письменная обратная связь с разбором ошибок и способов совершенствования письма

  • Упражнения на отработку письменных навыков и умений, чек-листы для саморегуляции письма, скачиваемые материалы в PDF формате

  • основе своего опыта, мировосприятия и мышления, активно практикуют сформированные навыки и умения письма и учатся применять их далее в контексте своей работы и учебы)

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ОСНОВЫ АКАДЕМИЧЕСКОГО ПИСЬМА. ЧАСТЬ 1.

От фразы к предложению и абзацу.

THE BASICS OF ACADEMIC WRITING. PART 1.

From phrase to sentence and paragraph.

THE BASICS OF ACADEMIC WRITING. PART 1

From phrase to sentence and to a paragraph


Who is this course for?

The course The basics of academic writing. Part 1 is for the researchers who are getting acquainted with the main principles of academic writing. It is for those who take the first steps in writing various academic texts in English (letters, research proposals, applications for a grant or a conference, articles). The course may be also useful to experienced researchers who already publish their works in English but want to improve the quality of their writing by polishing their arguments in English and mastering the basic grammatical and syntactical elements of English academic text. The course may also be helpful to Russian speaking University students who have to write essays and other academic text within their university study contexts.


In this course, you will:

  • familiarise yourselves with the basic elements of an academic text - a phrase, a sentence and a paragraph
  • learn to build different kinds of phrases, make out what compound predicate is about and when to use passive or active predicates
  • learn to express your opinion with help of grammatical means
  • enhance your understanding of English word order and build sentences according to it
  • develop ideas at the level of sentences and learn how to break long and unclear sentences into short and clear ones
  • learn to utilize connectives and coherence devices to link sentences so that they make it to a logical paragraph

Course length: 3 weeks

Course structure and format:

The course consists of three modules. Each module comprises several topics, linked logically to each other. Each week you tackle one module watching video presentations, doing your readings and exercises to recycle your writing skills and perform writing tasks to ensure your understanding of the issues discussed. At the end of each module, you complete a written assignment and receive personal corrective feedback from me, which enables you to maximize your learning. The course is read in English, the language of video presentations and readings corresponds to B2 level (CERF) and will be easy to understand for everyone who is of this (and higher) level of proficiency.


Course entry requirements:

a) minimum language proficiency level: upper-intermediate and higher (B1+, B2, С1);

b) brief written explanation (not more than 150 words) of the reasons why you want to pursue this course


COURSE FEES:


Independent package: 8700 RUB (without my personal written feedback).

You get full access to the course, but you will study independently by watching video presentations, doing course readings and completing the tasks and assignments. You won't get my personal feedback for your assignments, but you will have checklists for self-correction and the criteria for self-assessment.


Professional package: 10700 RUB (full assistance, with my written corrective feedback).

You get full access to the course, watch videos, do the reading, complete all the tasks, and get help and answers to all the questions you might have while going through the course. At the end of each module, you complete the written assignment and get my personal corrective feedback on your writing with some suggestions on how to improve it to maximise your learning.


Course dates: 4 October 2021 - 25 October 2021


TO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE, PLEASE, FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW:


Please, type in your name, surname, and your contact details. Write briefly (not more than 5 lines) on why you need this course (in English) and choose the rate ('independent' or 'professional). I will get back to you within a day, and you will receive a link to pay for the course. After the payment is confirmed, you will get an invitation to the learning platform where the course is situated.

Thank you, and enjoy your learning!

Please, choose the package from the list below:

ОСНОВЫ АКАДЕМИЧЕСКОГО ПИСЬМА. ЧАСТЬ 2.

От абзаца к академическому тексту

THE BASICS OF ACADEMIC WRITING. PART2

From paragraph to an academic text

AN INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC WRITING. PART 2

From paragraph to an academic text


Who is this course for?

The course An introduction to academic writing. Part 2 is a continuation of the course An introduction to academic writing. Part 1. The course isfor the researchers (and researchers-to-be: for postgraduate students ), who start writing different academic texts and want to publish them in English in international journals. If you can build simple and compound sentences, know how to link them logically, and the length of your sentence is less than 5 lines, you can skip the first part of this course and start off with the second part. Part 2 will suit those who are struggling with the logical structuring of the text. It is also for those who would like to learn how to develop an argument at the level of both: a paragraph and a whole text.


On this course, you will:

  • familirise yourself with a paragraph and with the principles of building a whole academic text
  • gain effective lexico-grammatical and suntanctial techniques to develop an argument in a paragraph and in the text
  • enhance your knowledge of cohesive devices and connectives to logically link sentences and paragraphs to each other
  • train to develop the topic of a paragraph considering its aim (giving examples, exmlanation, causes and effects analyses etc.) and adding supporting arguments
  • gain the ability to use and synthesise different types of paragraphs in one text
  • enhance your knowledge of the structure of an academic text, consider two main types of structure that are used in academic texts and learn how to write different elelements of these types of structure

Course length: 3 weeks

Course structure and format:

The course consists of three modules. Within each module, you will consider two to four topics that are logically connected. Each week you will tackle one module. At the end of each module, you will have a written assignment and get my personal written feedback to help you capitalize on your work. The course is read in English. The language of presentations, videos and assignments corresponds to the B2-C1 levels and won't be difficult to understand.


Language and other requirements to enrol on the course:

a) upper-intermediate B2. The course will also suit those with C1 (advanced) level.

b) brief explanation (not more than 150 words) of the reasons why you want to pursue this course.


COURSE FEES:


Independent package: 9700 RUB (without my personal feedback).

You get full access to the course, but you will study independently by watching video presentations, doing course readings and completing the tasks and assignments. You won't get my personal feedback for your assignments, but you will have checklists for self-correction and the criteria for self-assessment.


Professional package: 11700 RUB (with my personal feedback).

You get full access to the course, watch videos, do the reading, complete all the tasks, and get help and answers to all the questions you might have while going through the course. At the end of each module, you complete the written assignment and get my personal corrective feedback on your writing with some suggestions on how to improve it to maximise your learning.


Course dates: 27 September 2021 - 17 October 2021


TO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE, PLEASE, FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW:


Please, type in your name, surname, and your contact details. Write briefly (not more than 5 lines) on why you need this course (in English) and choose the rate ('independent' or 'professional). I will get back to you within a day, and you will receive a link to pay for the course. After the payment is confirmed, you will get an invitation to the learning platform where the course is situated.

Thank you, and enjoy your learning!



Please, choose the package from the list below:

ПИСЬМО ДЛЯ НАУЧНЫХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ

B2+, C1 - C2.

WRITING FOR RESEARCH

B2+, C1 - C2.

ADVANCING YOUR ACADEMIC WRITING

Writing for research


Who is this course for?

The course Advancing your academic writing (Writing for research) is for those who are applying for postgraduate (master's and/or PhD) programmes that are read in English either in Russia or elsewhere in the world. It is for those who learn how to write essays and academic text in English as written assignments or exams in the University settings. This course is also for Russian-speaking researchers, who publish their research work in English in international journals and want to understand the principles of writing for research.


On this course, you will:

  • familiarise yourself with the main principles of written research argumentation
  • learn to formulate a central argument and develop it throughout your text, supporting it with additional arguments, examples and evidence
  • master the skills of paraphrase, learn to analyse research papers and synthesise arguments presented in different sources
  • gain the secrets of how to avoid plagiarism and gain writing techniques to write a critical summary of an article, which is one of the main elements of research articles and research essays
  • enhance your knowledge of how to work with references according to different citation styles (APA, Harvard citation style и т. д.).
  • look at writing through the lenses of the process-writing approach and enhance your understanding of different stages of writing for research, which should not be neglected to achieve the writing aims

As a result of the course, you will write your own research text and get my personal detailed corrective feedback with comments and suggestions to improve your writing. This will help you grow and capitalize on your work.


An additional bonus of the course is a video presentation and PDF materials with the detailed instruction on how to use a reference manager that will help you forget of long hours of working on your bibliography list.


Course length: 4 weeks


Course structure and format:

The course consists of three modules. Each module comprises several topics, linked logically to each other. Each week you tackle one module watching video presentations, doing your readings and exercises to recycle your writing skills and perform writing tasks to ensure your understanding of the issues discussed. At the end of each module, you complete a written assignment and receive personal corrective feedback from me, which enables you to maximize your learning. The course is read in English, the language of video presentations and readings corresponds to B2-C1 levels (CERF) and will be easy to understand for everyone who is of this (and higher) level of proficiency.


Course entry requirements:

a) minimum language proficiency level: upper-intermediate and higher (B1+, B2, С1);

b) brief written explanation (not more than 150 words) of the reasons why you want to pursue this course


COURSE FEES:


Independent package: 10700 рублей (without my personal written feedback).

You get full access to the course, but you will study independently by watching video presentations, doing course readings and completing the tasks and assignments. You won't get my personal feedback for your assignments, but you will have checklists for self-correction and the criteria for self-assessment + bonus: PDF of the instruction on a reference manager use.


Professional package: 12700 рублей (full assistance, with my written corrective feedback).

You get full access to the course, watch videos, do the reading, complete all the tasks, and get help and answers to all the questions you might have while going through the course. At the end of each module, you complete the written assignment and get my personal corrective feedback on your writing with some suggestions on how to improve it to maximise your learning + bonus: video presentation with a step-by-step explanation of how to use a reference manager + PDF instruction.


Course dates: 1 September 2021 - 1 October 2021


TO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE, PLEASE, FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW:


Please, type in your name, surname, and your contact details. Write briefly (not more than 5 lines) on why you need this course (in English) and choose the rate ('independent' or 'professional). I will get back to you within a day, and you will receive a link to pay for the course. After the payment is confirmed, you will get an invitation to the learning platform where the course is situated.

Thank you, and enjoy your learning!



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