Research-based Report as a Facilitator of Academic English

by Saida Akbarova and Liliya Makovskaya


Abstract

Report writing is the most challenging aspect in teaching Academic English. In addition to linguistic skills, students need to possess several transferable skills to accomplish such type of writing. We believe that to enhance both language proficiency and needed skills a small-scale research should be conducted by students. This written assignment requires students to communicate the message clearly, to provide logical arguments, to write in an appropriate format and style, to incorporate sources, to avoid plagiarism and follow a certain referencing system. In this presentation, we aim to share our experiences in developing report writing following several stages of its organization and designing syllabus (learning outcomes, assessment and content).