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List of Courses

Effective Use of Search Systems

Business Graphics

Sociology and Psychology of Mass Communication

Self-organization as a Key to Success

Internet Advertising

PR - Communication Management

Internet for Research and Science

Management of Projects and Investments


Project Management Tools

Internet Videoconferences

Internet for Librarians

Basics of e-Business


Written English

NEW Self-guided Course for e-Teachers

NEW Self-guided Course for e-Learners

NEW e-Signature

NEW Fundraising and Promotion of Grant Projects

NEW Modern Business Cultures

NEW e-Encyclopedia Training

NEW Active Methods of Teaching Adults

NEW Development of Professional Online Community

NEW Intercultural Education in Human Rights Subjects

NEW Journalism and Information and Analytical Work on the Internet

NEW Basics of Computer Security

NEW Psychological Aspects of Man and Computer Interaction

NEW Introduction to Web-design

NEW Modern Media Service

NEW Grant Writing and Development of Non-profit projects (for People with Disabilities)

NEW Intellectual Property Rights

NEW Qualitative Methods of Analysis

Written English

Author: Mariya A. Tatarinova, PhD student at Russian Academy of Education, Tula State Pedagogical University, Tula

Course outline: The course will be of interest to individuals interested in advancing their English language skills for business and everyday communication via Internet. The course aims not only develop necessary writing skills for private and official correspondence, essays, press releases, but also to enhance intercultural written communication skills, including the Internet. The course assignments and on-line conference participation will allow students to gain skills in structuring texts, taking notes, writing resumes and annotations, etc. One of the major aspects of the course lies in improvement of stylistic skills and vocabulary (official and colloquial language, idioms, verbs with prepositions, clichй, Americanisms, abbreviations), as well as syntaxes (beginning of the sentence, transitional phrases, means of expression). The course participants will complete assignments aimed to develop written communication etiquette, and to master orthographical and punctuation rules of the English language. The course also includes reference materials on the following topics: Writing, How to Write Informal Letters, How to Write Formal Letters, How to Write Essays, How to Write Reports, Writing Technique, Style, Punctuation, Capitalization, Dictionary.

Duration: 10 weeks

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