Resources

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1. Springer books – supplementary materials

The files include additional materials for our SpringerNature books. These include explanations of how to use Google Translate to produce 97% (approximately!) accurate academic English, extra tips for the 100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting, useful academic and business phrases (for the moment: English-Chinese), notes on spelling etc.

33 new Tips

Additional 33 tips to supplement 100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting

Chinese-English: Email phrases (academic)

Useful email phrases for communicating in academia

CV template in Word

Template based on Europass but deleting everything unnecessary to create a shorter CV

Google Translate and Microsoft Word

WHY and HOW to use Google Translate; using Word to check your English

Presentation: full example with comments

Excellent full presentation by PhD student with comments by Adrian Wallwork

2. E4AC courses for PhD students

Materials for our courses on academic writing, presenting and communication.

Course exercises: PDF file

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Course exercises: Word file

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Email complete

Everything on email covered in the course

Email lesson 1

Salutations; empathy & respect; status of paper (email to editor)

Email: sandwich technique

How to criticize diplomatically

How to write a CV / resume

Notes on how to write a CV. (For CV template, see pdf under 'Springer')

Presentation skills

Importance of presentations; good vs bad; script; pronunciation; opening & closing slides; online

Sections of a paper

What to write in each section; tenses; typical mistakes to avoid

Seminar 1

Reader-focused writing, letter to editor, pros and cons of online presentations, history of language

Seminar 10

Ambiguity & vagueness, kiss principle, what to do when you've finished writing your paper, spelling, final thoughts

Seminar 2

Short sentences, good vs bad presentations, using a script, pronunciation, ppt tricks

Seminar 3

Why to avoid pompous academic writing style, eliminating redundancy, conferences

Seminar 4

Abstracts, overcoming fears of doing presentations

Seminar 5

Stats on numbers of papers published, paragraphs, word order, sandwich technique,

Seminar 6

Titles for papers, discussing your research limitations in a presentation, final slides

Seminar 7

Papers: Introduction section, paraphrasing, how to gain and keep attention in presentations, agenda slides

Seminar 8

Using Google Scholar and Google Translate (see pdf file under 'Springer Books'), Methods and Results (v. brief)

Seminar 9

Writing the Discussion and Conclusions, talking about stats in presentations,

Writing skills

Reader oriented writing, removing redundancy, short sentences, avoiding ambiguity, and much much more!

3. Teacher resources

Tips for TEFL and EAP teachers.

Assessing your teaching style

Re-evaluating the way you teach

First lesson

Your first ever lesson. What do students want. Nerves. Names. Class management. Lesson plans.

Grammar 1

Relative importance of grammar, when have no explanation, difficult grammar, concept qs, grammar from context

Grammar 2

Grammar overload, difficult S qs, drills, timelines, language variations, using Ss' own language, what not to teach