Academic Writing Event

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:02

On the 18th November at 17:00 New York College, Thessaloniki Campus will host the TESOL MTH Academic Writing Event.

Three interesting talks on Academic writing

“Practical strategies for IELTS Test takers” by Cliff Parry, the Academic Manager of the British Council, Greece

The talk aims to present essential IELTS tips and information for success in the test and the right techniques to improve IELTS candidates’ band score.

Computer Mediated text-based Communication and Argumentation” by Foteini Malkogeogrou, local manager of and lecturer at the BA (Hons) English Language and English Language Teaching programme of the University of Greenwich offered at New York College,

Her Interactive talk aims to:

  1. Present the inherent characteristics of text-based Computer Mediated Communication (CMC)
  2. Discuss how text-based CMC discussions can assist students in developing interactive argument skills 
  3. Suggest how to design, run, and manage CMC tasks to achieve the desired learning outcome.


“Teaching Academic Writing: Genre Analysis and critical Language Awareness” by Christopher Less, Teaching and Research Fellow at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

His talk aims to:

  1. Examine in which ways genre analysis can be used in the classroom to effectively teach academic writing.
  2. Discuss how teachers can enhance their students’ critical language awareness; enabling them to understand why genres have certain conventions and which purposes they and their language serve for relevant discourse communities.
  3. Attempt to dispel some myths prevalent in popular discourse (and some educational circles) about “good” and “bad” English from a sociolinguistics perspective.