By the end of the course students will be able to understand, identify and summarise, academic based reading and audio material. These audios are critically challenging, offering students opportunities to debate the topics and dialogically formulate conclusions. This course develops essential receptive skills for speaking with confidence and length on a variety of topics that occur in personal and professional settings.
Students will be able to produce short pieced of academic writing. Classes will focus on written language features, including grammatical flexibility, cohesive chains and summarizing information. Students will identify, understand and produce features of different essay styles, different citation styles, identify and avoid plagiarism, and create a source checklist to ensure validity. Students will have the ability to produce text on academic topics related to their fields of interests and global issues.
Ian Lonergan is the Director of Studies for the English Language Department with EF Academic Partnerships at ShanghaiTech University.
Graduate from University of Limerick with a First Class Honours (1.1) degree obtained in B.A History and Politics, Ian has spent years in teaching English to non-native speakers with various levels. He excelled at teaching English grammar and vocabulary for relevant activities, ensuring appropriate behaviour of students and assessing efforts and participation of students. After 4 years
of joining in EF , he started working extensively as the Director of Studies in 2 well-known university in Shanghai, which equipped him with the professional insight of leading a dynamic academic team at ShanghaiTech University.
Ian Lonergan是上海科技大学英孚教育学术合作英语语言部门的教务长，以一等学位的成绩毕业于University of Limerick，历史与政治专业。
Charlie Su is from London, England. He graduated from King’s College London with a BA in French and Management. As part of his degree he also spent some time studying at Paris Sorbonne. His areas of interest include French cinema, literature and linguistics.
He is TEFL and CELTA qualified and particularly enjoys working with young adults. His teaching career began in Shenzhen, China; where he taught young learners.
He is very excited to have joined EF Academic Partnerships and is looking forward to working closely with ShanghaiTech University. He will be teaching English Oral classes and Academic writing classes at undergraduate and graduate level. He also hopes to develop and deliver lectures on French literature in the coming semesters.
Lee Curry is a teacher who has been working within the industry for three years. First working as a Teacher at the University of Valencia.
However, his real passion lies with teaching older learners where results are more visible and exams are the focus. He also believes English teaching can take more diverse forms at this level. At Shanghai Tech he will be focusing on Intermediate and General English courses. He also teaches Business English and Public Speaking. He attended Cardiff University where he graduated with a degree in Politics/International Relations and Spanish Language and Literature. He also has a TEFL and he can speak English, Spanish and Italian fluently and has some conversational knowledge of Swedish.