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Course Description

The aim of the course is to improve the main competences necessary for a post-graduate student:
  • to look for science magazines and research papers in English useful for completing your research project;
  • to improve your grammar knowledge and speaking skills;
  • to use your knowledge for translation of English science papers in an appropriate style;
  • to make up a summary of a science paper and comment on the problem;
  • to discuss urgent scientific problems in English, to support your point of view;
  • to present your scientific research in English at an annual conference for post-graduate students of the Komi Science Center.

Syllabus Content

  1. My scientific portfolio, research work as a student and a post-graduate student, participating at the conferences, publishing articles;
  2. What is Science? Science Method, research tools, measuring system, numbers;
  3. Effective Reading. Scientific written sources of information;
  4. Typology of an experiment, its structure and specifics in your subject area.
  5. Presenting an experiment, working with visuals;
  6. Web-resources for your research work;
  7. Presenting your research at the science conference.

Grammar aspects taken in the course are listed in the program
Course Requirements

During the course you must:
  1. participate actively in English lessons;
  2. pass 6 grammar tests (during the whole year);
  3. make up a scientific English glossary in your research area (about 500 words and phrases);
  4. find and do partly translation of required amount of science papers in your research area (about 120 pages);
  5. make up several summaries and reviews of science and popular-science articles;
  6. prepare presentation of your research project and present it at the annual conference in April.
Additional recources for our course are presented on
http://english-science-club.blogspot.ru/

Die Resourcen in der deutschen Sprache

http://deutschphd.blogspot.ru/

   Documents:   
      Program.doc   
Program of required skills for a Candidate Examination in English  

Created by Ilicheva Olga, senior teacher
Komi Science Center, Ural Branch of RAS
olga.ilicheva@presidium.komisc.ru
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