Workshop "Making the text more authentic"
An English text written with Russian language conventions in mind often feels stilted and awkward. At the workshop, we will look at ways of streamlining the English sentences and making them more readable by getting rid of unwieldy structures, reshuffling the word order when necessary and trimming the excessive wording.
Speaker: Maria Besova was the chief editor of HSE University’s English website 2014-2022. The website has consistently topped the ranking of Russian universities’ English websites compiled by the Russian Council for International Affairs since 2015. Maria is also an ESL tutor with over 20 years of teaching experience. She holds an In-service Certificate of English Language Teaching (ICELT with Distinction) and CAE and CPE certificates (both at Grade A). Her interests include copyediting, translation studies, and digital resources for teaching and editing.
Target audience: HSE teachers, researchers, and graduate students
Date & Time: April 25, 17:30 - 19:30