English for PhD students

Academic Year 2019-2020

This course is tailored to the needs of PhD students who wish to improve their level of general English as well as their skills in oral presentations and scientific writing.

Pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary activities will be provided.

Speaking skills: all PhD students are expected to give 2 presentations (one on general matters, one on a scientific issue) during the semester.

Writing skills: Different aspects of scientific writing will be covered according to the students’ needs, but this course does not include reviewing the students’ individual articles and papers.

2 groups of up to 17 students - Jacques Blanc and Kirti Sardesaï

8 weekly sessions of 3 hours - Total: 24 hrs.

Attendance Policy Once you have signed up for this course, attendance is expected. Please inform your teacher if you cannot attend a class. At the end of the semester, you will be given a certificate for the number of hours that you attended. Please note that we will not issue any certificate for PhD students who did not attend a minimum of 15 hours.