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Dr Karen Ottewell MCIL

Assessment of academic English; the "cultural" impact on writing; academic writing across the disciplines; achieving clarity in writing; academic literacy
Dr Karen Ottewell, MCIL

Director of Academic Development & Training for International Students

Fellow and Tutor (Graduate) of Lucy Cavendish

Assessment of academic English competency

The "cultural" impact on writing

Academic writing across the disciplines

Achieving clarity in writing

Academic Literacy


Office Phone: 01223 335004

Research Interests

Academic Literacy

Assessment of academic literacy in English

The "cultural" impact on writing

Keywords

  • German
  • Second language education
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Language teaching
  • English
  • Language testing and assessment

Collaborators

Key Publications

Rhetorical Diversity and the Implications for teaching academic English; co-authored with Zhongshe Lu and Lan Li; for Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2016), pp.101-113.

PhD: Been there, done that. So, why do a (second), professional doctorate?; co-authored with WM Lim; for a Sage publication on Transformative Practices (2016) (pending)

‘Das Eignungsfeststellungsverfahren mit anschließender Studienfachberatung der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg – Ein Erfahrungsbericht’, In: Sprachen als akademische Schlüsselkompetenz? Conference Proceedings of the AKS 2008, 185-192.

‘… sine qua non of global communication’, Die Sparkassen Zeitung (2003), p.16.

Aspects of foreign language competence in business communication’, Bildung – Führung – Veränderung. Deutsche Sparkassenakademie 75 Jahre Lehrinstitut 1928-2003, ed. G. Ashauer (Stuttgart, 2003). 219-231.

Lessing and the Sturm und Drang. A Reappraisal Revisited, [Europäische Aufklärung in Literatur und Sprache, Bd. 14] (Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2002).