Cheery greetings!Cheery greetings! Welcome to our new online courses: Teaching Genre in the Writing Center and Developing Course Materials for a Distance Course on Scientific Writing. It is now time to closely follow the latest developments in the teaching English for academic purposes.
COVID-19 Free educational ResourcesCOVID-19 Free educational ResourcesDid the quarantine take you by surprise? Don't worry! Especially for you, we have compiled a selection of educational portals that provide free access to their services during the quarantine period so that you can spend this time usefully. Here you can find recommendations for distance learning:
Days of Science at NUST MISiSDays of Science at NUST MISiSAs part of the 75th anniversary of Days of Science, NUST MISIS launched a large-scale project: “The School of Young Scientists.” During the project, meetings were held with the Directors of Institutes aimed at familiarizing themselves with the capabilities of laboratories and centers. Academic mobility programs implemented by the University were also presented.
Faced with delivering a certain number of words for a project can be challenging. Often, the immediate response is to fill the word count up with fluff. Places like free educational resources can help you overcome this urge, and deliver a paper or article that is worth the read. Continue reading
In our weekly newsletter, we present a series of topics designed to address students’ concerns about the elements and characteristics of academic writing.
Last week I shared with you how my students and I delivered presentations via video chat where we talked about the music, literature, art, and other media from which we are drawing comfort and inspiration during these times. Continue reading
Podcasts for writers can help you develop your talent as a writer. It is the perfect opportunity for those looking for discussions about literary creation, the challenges of writing a book and how to overcome these difficulties.
Surviving the Pandemic. The pandemic has caused any number of upheavals for so many of us. Though our face-to-face meetings were suddenly interrupted, my Oral Communication students and I were able to reestablish our rhythm rather quickly. Continue reading
“Advocating for L2 Writers in the COVID-19 Era: Administrative Strategies”
Discussion Leaders: Shelley Staples and Christine Tardy 1-2:30 pm on June 12, 2020 (Arizona Time; MST; UTC-7) In this discussion-driven webinar, we will consider 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. Continue reading
The Colorado State University (https://wac.colostate.edu) generously shares the WAC Clearinghouse resources published or made available in partnership with NCTE, Utah State University Press, and others (now more than 115 volumes) as well as the journal articles, which are available for free download in open-access formats. Continue reading
During the fall of 2019, the American Psychological Association (APA) published the seventh edition of its Publication Manual, which is the official guide to APA style. While the changes are not monumental, they do make the process of writing a research paper a bit easier for students. Here are some of the highlights. Continue reading
From 28 January to 2 February, the English Language Fellows, ELFs, assigned to Eastern Europe and Russia gathered in the beautiful city of Tallinn, Estonia to participate in a series of download and information sessions, cultural excursions, program anniversary activities, and mutually beneficial sharing of experiences.