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Dear M1 Students,

Remember to first click on the green title of this post to activate the links below.

Here is the link to the video for the Fill in the gap exercise :

Global Sociology Listening comprehension

Here is the link to another video from Harvard University, giving access to the presentation of an Environmental Studies course “From Farm to Fork: Why What You Eat Matters.” The beginning covers much basic vocabulary necessary for academic English:

Environmental studies opening course

Here below are links to the the MIT, Berkeley and Harvard open course websites. Before our next session, make sure you browse their courses and find which lecture series you could watch on a regular basis to work on English comprehension as well as English for specific purposes related to your own fields. To access their courses you need to scroll down the “courses” options and then investigate into each field what subjects are taught online

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm#

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/

http://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative

Again, I strongly recommend regular listening and transcription practice with courses related to your respective fields.

Now,  here is a link to the very witty, ironic  and insighful article on the standards of  scientific writing which I opened the class with:

http://www.philippeweil.com/links/BoringWriting.pdf

On top of being quite a pleasant read, this satirical little piece will furthermore help you review many of the aspects of scientific English I have discussed or will discuss in class.

See you next week for our second class together,

Best

BM

 

 

 

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