The topic for this meeting of the SENSE Ed SIG is Online Resources for Academic Writing.
Currently the internet abounds with websites for learning English, and for mastering academic English in particular. For the most part, this is a very positive development, but the sheer number and diversity of the available websites can be overwhelming. What is more, the choice of website needs to be tailored to learners’ individual needs, and they also vary sharply in quality, so the choice is no easy matter.
During this session, we’ll take a look at a number of the leading websites for academic writing and put them under the magnifying glass. What are their strengths and disadvantages? How effective do you think they would be as a teaching tool for your own students? Be prepared to be subjected to a couple of quizzes yourselves along the way. For maximum benefit, you should bring your own laptop or tablet with you to the session, charged and ready. If any of you have favorite websites of your own that you would like to have discussed, please let me know so that I can be sure to leave space for you.
If you plan to attend, please register directly for the event by clicking the ‘Register button’ at the top of this page. Se7en is a short walk from Utrecht Central Station. The meeting will take place upstairs (check the screens as you enter), and a table will be reserved for us to have a drink together downstairs after the meeting concludes.