Presentation from Day 1 of International seminar 2021 organised by CLIL-HET project.
Title: EAP and CLIL: Supervising Students´ Papers when Both Content and Academic Language Are Insufficient
Presentation by: Katalin Doró
Recorded on: 11 March 2021
With higher education internalization and a low selection of local applicants for various English language programs, it becomes increasingly challenging to support students in both their subject knowledge and language development. While L2 academic writing, among other factors, would build on students’ L1 academic literacy, L2 academic reading skills, high general language proficiency, content knowledge, reflective skills and practice, often more than one of these are missing. This presentation reflects on my experience as an instructor, supervisor and reviewer of papers from BA to PhD level at a Hungarian university. Examples for common mistakes are drawn from seminar papers, dissertation drafts and journal article drafts written by students of English, English linguistics and English teacher trainees. Signs of possible accelerated development in academic writing or the failure to improve under time pressure are discussed.