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Common Academic Expressions in English

March 23, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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. Based on empirical research on second language acquisition, participants are introduced to common expressions that perform a variety of functions in academic English (e.g., introducing a new topic or referencing previous information).

Participants will walk away from the workshop 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 skills.

Facilitator: Dr. Xuan Zhang, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 23, 2022: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm PT
Location: IKBLC, Level 3, Peña Room and on Zoom (i.e., hybrid delivery). Registrants receive the Zoom link the day before 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.