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Scientific English Program

Practical English skills for international scientific communication

Training science students to effectively communicate their research in spoken and written English

English is now the international language of science. Working scientists must be able to communicate their research clearly in English in scientific papers and in conference presentations. The Scientific English Program hosted by the Graduate School of Integrated Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences prepares students for these demands by training them for the specific situations they will experience in the working world of science. The program's six regular courses cover all aspects of oral communication, academic writing, and academic presentations. Short-term Preparation Workshops for Presentations at International Conferences are also held for graduate students presenting in English at international meetings. The materials used in the program are developed based on original research into the specialized linguistic interaction of the scientific community.


1. Speaking and listening skills specifically for science
The Oral Communication and Student-led Scientific Discussion courses cover essential conversational patterns and discussion skills needed in situations such as conferences and laboratories. In Independent Listening for Scientists, students practice listening to the specialized language of science.
2. Specialized skills for scientific presentations
The Academic Presentations course covers the wide variety of skills required to give persuasive presentations at scientific conferences, including written preparation, slide design, effective speaking, and audience interaction. Students present their own research, and improve their presentations by using video recordings to evaluate their performance.
3. Writing for publication in scientific journals
Academic Writing covers the key structures and functions of scientific articles, which students apply to their own writing about their research. They can then join the Manuscript Editing Tutorial for individualized editing sessions to prepare their paper for publication.

Professor

Philip HawkeMA
hawke@u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp
TEL.+81-54-264-5504

Details are here

http://sci-eng.u-shizuoka-ken.ac.jp/

 

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From left to right: Discussing research in Oral Communication; using free time in the lab for Independent Listening for Scientists; and presenting research results in Academic Presentations.

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