Common Academic Expressions in English: Basic Functions

Date & Time

Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 10:00am to Wednesday, 21 September 2022 - 11:30am
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Location

Dodson Room - Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 E Mall) and Online via Zoom

Organizer

Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

 

Did you know that 40% of language production in English is formulaic, that is, made up of common expressions? However, producing effective writing in English can be challenging for many non-native writers of English. The good news is, these formulaic expressions can be learned.

This workshop is designed for those who speak English as an additional language. In this workshop, participants are introduced to common expressions that perform a number of basic functions in academic English. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to use common academic English expressions in their writing, as well as the motivation and confidence to develop a larger repertoire of these expressions to further improve their academic English writing proficiency.

Facilitator: Dr. Xuan Zhang, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 21, 2022: 10:00am – 11:30am PT

Location: IKBLC, Level 3, Dodson Room and on Zoom. Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day prior to the workshop.

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication does not record workshops or share workshop slides.

Questions about this event? Please contact the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication: cwsc.info@ubc.ca.