The Unit for Academic Language and Practice has extensive experience in developing courses and workshops tailormade for the specific needs of different groups. We also offer one-on-one sessions upon availability.
Academic Writing Course
Discuss and develop your academic writing, and improve your ability to produce written academic texts in English, on this 6-ECTS-credit course.
Academic writing in Norwegian
In this workshop we will be working with the participants’ own texts, focussing on the writing process and developing an eye for one’s own texts. The workshop is particulary suitable for academic staff who are in the process of or about to writing an academic text, either a chronicle, a written contribution to an ongoing debate or an academic article.
English Grammar for Researchers
What kind of grammar do we need when we write academic texts, communicating with other researchers in our field? The kinds of sentence we write in theses or articles are not necessarily the same kinds of sentence we speak aloud in conversation, or write in emails, blogs or newspaper articles. This course explores the particular kinds of grammar and sentence structures common in English academic prose, and aims to increase participants' ability with the more complex sentence structures academics often use in English.
Reading to Write: Preparing to Publish
This workshop focuses on developing reading strategies and rhetorical and linguistic awareness that will help you develop your own writing. It is particularly suitable for PhD candidates at an early stage of their PhD and researchers with limited publication experience.
Shut Up and Write
Shut Up and Write is a day for writing. Academic life is busy, and finding time to write can be difficult. Shut Up and Write is an event where writing is centre-stage. For a day, we do nothing but write. All you have to bring is your writing, and all you have to do is write. Importantly, Shut Up and Write is also a social activity – writing can be a solitary, daunting task and it is easier when we all write together.
Writing for International Journals: Two-day Workshop
Discuss and develop your academic writing, and improve your ability to produce written academic texts in English for international journals during this intensive two-day writing workshop. The workshop mixes discussion of writing principles and strategies with dedicated time for writing and working on your own text-in-progress.
Writing the Introduction to Article-based Dissertations: Kappe-workshop
Are you a PhD-candidate writing an article-based dissertation? In many fields you are required to write a “kappe” as a part of you dissertation, a genre that many candidates find challenging. Join this three-session workshop to discuss strategies and approaches to writing your “kappe”!
Mentoring sessions provide one-to-one support tailored to each participant's needs. The sessions are designed to increase participants’ ability and confidence with academic writing in English or with presenting in English in an academic context.
Mentoring sessions provide one-to-one support tailored to each participant’s needs. You may request sessions to work on either
Each participant will meet with a mentor to discuss the development of their work, and the mentor will provide insight, feedback and guidance about rhetoric, structure, organization, argument and so on.
Times and meeting places will be mutually agreed by each mentor and participant. In most cases, you can expect to meet with your mentor for up to three sessions to work on the same text or presentation.
To get the most out of mentoring sessions, you should be
Mentoring sessions are open to staff and PhD candidates at OsloMet. Availability of the sessions is limited.
Please note: this is not a copyediting, proof-reading or pronunciation-correction service: the aim is to produce better writers and presenters, not just better writing or presentations.
If you would like to apply, please contact Tom Muir. Mentoring is also available in Norwegian – choose norwegian website.
AKS offer courses in Norwegian language from level A1 to B2. The courses are customised for OsloMet employees. The courses follow the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
We also offer intensive oral Norwegian language course level A1-A2 and B1-B2.
Information and registration are available every semester at the OsloMet Academy calendar.
When needed, and on request, AKS also offers other language training for employees, in Norwegian and English.
Presenting and Teaching in Norwegian as a Second Language
This practical language course is designed for international recruited members of the academic staff at Oslo Metropolitan University.
This eight-session workshop provides participants with an opportunity to improve their Norwegian skills and develop confidence in presenting, lecturing and supervising in Norwegian.
Presenting in English
This three-session workshop provides participants with an opportunity to practice their communication skills and develop confidence in delivering academic presentations in English.
Writing seminars for all students on masters’ level
The seminars focus on facilitating the process of writing a master thesis for master students and their academic supervisors, looking at the master thesis as an academic genre. The aim is to improve the students’ skills concerning showing and making use of professional knowledge in academic writings.
The seminars consist of three two-hours writing workshops. The language of instruction will be Norwegian.
The seminars will be offered every spring and autumn, and will be announced on the University Library course page.
BA and MA students at OsloMet often conduct projects that are of interest to various professional fields as well as to the population at large.
The Unit for Academic Language and Practice wishes to contribute to a student culture where presenting results from different projects is considered a natural and interesting task. In addition to spreading knowledge and increasing writing and public speaking skills, presenting student projects for a variety of audiences can contribute to critical reflection, creativity and the ability to formulate oneself precisely.
By request from departments at OsloMet, we are happy to offer courses in research communication. The learning outcomes of the courses include:
During the course, students will meet professionals who work with communication in different ways, such as researchers, editors, bloggers and practitioners. The course facilitators are researchers with broad experience in publishing.
The courses are particularly suited for students in their last year of the bachelor’s programme and students on master’s level.
For requests, please contact: Kari Mari Jonsmoen, email@example.com
We are also happy to develop seminars, workshops and courses for research groups, study programs and departments. Get in touch with us to discuss your needs!
To discuss seminars, workshops or courses in Norwegian, please contact Kari Mari Jonsmoen.
To discuss seminars, workshops or courses in English, please contact Kristin Solli.