The course will help the candidates gain a better understanding of the rhetorical conventions of English and the common challenges the candidates may face as an academic writer. The course provides instruction, exercises, structure, and deadlines needed to create a publishable paper.
The aim of the course is to improve competence in scholarly communications by deepening knowledge of the core features of the scientific writing style.
Elena Bazanova earned a PhD in Education from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages in 2013, where she did research into Web-based career-oriented language teaching for graduate students. Dr. Bazanova has a wide range of publications to date reflecting her teaching and research, including English for Specific Purposes (ESP), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Web-based teaching and learning, blended problem-based learning strategies, subject-oriented teaching, Web 2.0 in higher education. Elena is currently Chair of the English Philology Department at the Russian State Social University. In addition, she works as Director of the Language Training and Testing Center at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Her research addresses issues around English language teaching and language assessment, with particular reference to international standardized tests. Elena is the author and co-author of 17 books. They include EFL/ESP coursebooks, one of which is the winner of All-Russia competition for the best coursebooks for Higher Education. Since February 2015, Elena has been working as Director of the Academic Writing Center at the National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”, where she reads EAP courses and delivers consulting sessions on academic writing and speaking.