Academic English will be offered again this semester, Spring, 2018

February 22 – April 12, 2018

Instructor: Jean Kollantai, MSW

Time: 16.35–19.10

Dates: February 22, March 1, (not 8), 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12 (Thursdays)

Location to be announced (probably Building 4)

This course will be about reading – writing – understanding – and speaking English for academic purposes. Some of the topics covered will be letters and email – CVs – making a presentation at a conference – writing an abstract – following your topic in a journal – and talking with international colleagues, along with publishing articles.

Course members should already have an intermediate level of English. All lectures, discussions, and materials will be in English (without translation). There will be some weekly reading at home, at least one consultation with the instructor, and a final work and quiz. Attendance at every session is required to pass the course.

The course is open to TSU faculty, administrative staff, laboratory members, and postgraduate students. Seats are limited to 20. (If necessary, priority will be given to those working in laboratories, centers, and joint Russian-international educational programs or preparing lecture/seminar courses in English.)

Those who meet the course participation standards will be eligible for a certificate of completion.

If you are interested, please:

  1. send an email (in English) with your surname, name, position, and phone number to (use subject line: AE), and arrange to:

  2. come for a short meeting about your academic interests and interests in the course by Wednesday, February 21 (room 305, 4th Building).

Contact for questions: 8-913-809-6304, (Julia Kirilenko)

Registration deadline: 02/22/2018 12:00:00 am