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Academic literacy: process, texts and communities

Barbara Mayor Wednesday 24 March, 10.30am-11.30am, Workshop 4A, Wilson D Block

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14 March 2010

Barbara Mayor

Wednesday 24 March, 10.30am-11.30am
Workshop 4A
Wilson D Block, HR Learning & Development Centre, Room 3

This session focuses on the process of academic writing from planning to proof-reading, as well as on the range of different text types you may be called upon to produce, each with its different conventions depending on the purpose or audience. (This session is a repeat of the session presented at last year's Methods Conference by Theresa Lillis.)

Barbara Mayor trained originally as a modern languages teacher, and taught English as a foreign language and English for specific purposes in Europe and Iran. She is now a Lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies, where she chairs the undergraduate course Exploring the English Language and is Deputy Director for Postgraduate Studies. She also co-ordinates the Professional Academic Communication in English (PACE) programme. 

Barbara has written Open University course materials on a range of topics, including bilingualism, academic literacies and applications of English grammar. With Joan Swann she co-authored a chapter on 'The English language and global teaching' for Distributed Learning: social and cultural approaches to practice (eds Lea and Nicoll, Routledge, 2002). Her latest edited collection is Learning English (eds Mercer, Swann and Mayor, Routledge, 2007), to which she also contributed a chapter on 'Academic writing in English' with Ann Hewings and Theresa Lillis. Thods Conference by Theresa Lillis.)

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