ELAN 101: Academic English and Advanced Study Methods
This course provides preparation for higher academic studies by offering an intensive program of English language writing and oral presentation skills, research methods, critical thinking and theory of knowledge. The English part of the program is aimed at enhancing students’ knowledge and understanding of academic paper writing conventions, as well as improving oral presentation and debating skills. The research methods part of the course takes students through the process of developing a research strategy, gathering useful resources and being able to evaluate them critically, and presenting their results formally. The critical thinking and theory of knowledge parts of the course are designed to give students a solid foundation in argumentative reasoning, and offers opportunities for students to examine knowledge itself: how it is constructed or discovered, how it can be examined and evaluated.