English Toolkit (MF030001)


Course Memo

The goal of the English Toolkit course is to activate Academic English skills required for successful education at Skoltech. The students will practice Academic vocabulary and grammar, as well as boost their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills within a range of research-related topics. The course uses the communicative methodology, interactive techniques and modern technological tools, and is based on the principle of 'learning by doing'. The chosen format provides the students with a flexible and individualized learning trajectory. Real-time feedback for online exercises is complimented by tutor feedback for the writing and speaking assignments for a better understanding of the main language difficulties, providing an opportunity to improve and see progress. By the end of the course, the students will - have revised the key grammar points and vocabulary units essential for academic communication; - know, be able to identify and use the structure of a sentence, paragraph, a typical essay, and research paper; - be able to write and self-edit coherent, clear and correct texts; - collaborate with peers on a project to produce a language toolkit and a portfolio of materials related to further stages of academic writing.