ILANOT - English Proficiency for Doctorates - אילנות גבוהים

ILANOT - English Proficiency for Doctorates

Academic Writing Proficiency and Self-Presentation Preparation for Doctoral Studies

 

Studies Name: Module 1, 8 Sessions, 2 academic hours each 

 

         

Syllabus Outline

 

 Week 1

Teaching point
  • Introduction to the Course
  • Self-Presentation
  • Tell me about yourself…
  •  Elevator Pitch
Content / Skills Focus
  • Self-Presentation: What is it?
  • How do you make the best first impression? (Authentic/Ideal/Tactical)
  • Presenting yourself - everyone shares:
  • What you do /your wow opening
  • A fun fact about you
  • What you want to learn from the course

 

 Week 2

Teaching point
  • Writing and Reading
Content / Skills Focus
  • How to retain vocabulary and understand academic vocabulary (list)
  • Learn and practice vocabulary and grammar
  • Reading/annotating an abstract/article
  • Write a piece that integrates information from several sources
  • Summarizing/Paraphrasing an abstract/article
  • Presenting an idea in writing

 

 

Week 3

Teaching point
  • Writing and Reading
Content / Skills Focus 
 Use correct English grammar in writing with regard to sentence structure, verb and noun forms
  • Structure of the components of academic writing
  • Apply standard conventions for essay structure
  • Using linking words and expressions
  • Building complex sentences

 

Week 4

Teaching point

  • Speaking and Presenting

 

Content / Skills Focus

  • What makes a great presentation? (Ethos/Pathos/Logos)
  • Begin preparation of content slides for final presentations
  • Practice fluency (speed and accuracy) and confidence when speaking/presenting and listening

 

Week 5

Teaching point

Listening  

Content / Skills Focus 
  • Listening with purpose in an academic setting
  • Recognizing signpost words
  • Note-taking in an academic setting
  • Following a lecture
  • Comparing and contrasting ideas
  • Listening examples from tests

 

Week 6

 Teaching point
  • Writing and Reading
Content / Skills Focus 
  • Write a piece that integrates information from several sources
  • Summarizing/Paraphrasing an abstract/article
  • Writing your opening paragraph
  • Organizing ideas
  • Balancing views
  • Making concessions
  • Refuting an argument
  • Making the main argument clear
  • Critically evaluate sources and use references with proper citation conventions

 

Week 7

Teaching point
  • Writing and reading
 Content / Skills Focus 
  • Linking your ideas/signposting in reading, speaking, and writing
  • State and develop arguments/opinions, agree/disagree, and clearly present them in writing
  • Writing a conclusion

 

Week 8

Teaching point
  • Present your Doctoral Proposal - PowerPoint Slideshow
Content / Skills Focus
  • Individual presentations with feedback (Rubric)
  • Wrap up & course evaluation 

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