Kurz Academic Writing

Academic Writing: Sessions 1, 2 & 3


Do you need to write and present in English? Our blended-learning courses will guide you through the writing process and show you that the secret of effective writing lies in careful rewriting, rethinking, and sharing your text with others. You will have to write regularly in the course and your effort will be rewarded with in-depth individualized feedback.

Current course dates: Oct 1, 2018 – January 18, 2019

 

How will you learn?

This is a blended-learning course, combining online instruction (via Moodle) with several face-to-face (or Skype) meetings.

The philosophy that guides our teaching:

  • you write about your own research
  • you learn to analyze and critique texts written by others
  • you produce texts that you actually need (e.g. an abstract, introduction, discussion/conclusion)
  • you receive in-depth feedback (written or audio-video feedback) on the structure, logic and language of your texts
  • you revise and rewrite your text

We view writing as a tool to think and communicate, and this perspective guides the feedback we give. Primarily, we focus on the content, logic and structure of the text instead of grammar and language structures. In this sense, our course is unique and differs from most other courses offered in the Czech Republic.

Who is this course for?

Doctoral students, researchers, as well as Master or Bachelor students with upper-intermediate or advanced knowledge of English (B2-C2 level). The courses are in English and take place online, so they can also serve students living outside of the Czech Republic.

Is it time-demanding?

We offer the course in three consecutive sessions (Session 1, Session 2, Session 3), each lasting 15 weeks. Meeting the course requirements will take roughly 2-4 hours of your time per week, which you can schedule according to your own needs as long as you meet the course deadlines (tasks are due typically twice a week).

How much does it cost?

Free of charge for the employees of the Czech Academy of Sciences who only pay the course registration fee (200,- or 500,- CZK depending on how many courses at the Dept. they sign up for). Everyone else pays 4.500,- CZK per course cycle.

Course dates

We typically open all three sessions (AW1, AW2, and AW3) each semester. The Fall semester usually starts in early October, the spring semester in February.

Course instructors

  • Kamila Etchegoyen Rosolová, PhD
  • Dáša Frančíková, PhD
  • Eleanor Lurring, MA
  • Veronika Quinn Novotná, PhD
  • James Tufano, PhD

Application form

You can register via the new online registration system of the Department of Language Studies: http://registrace.langdpt.avcr.cz/