Category Archives: Occasional SHINe papers

Discovery-based Vocabulary Learning: Comparing English Learners from China and Finland

Simon Smith PhD, FHEA Senior Lecturer, Academic English simon.smith@coventry.ac.uk Discovery-based Vocabulary Learning: Comparing English Learners from China and Finland Abstract International students of Business or Finance, according to many subject tutors, often have a good command of general English vocabulary, but are often stumped by the specialist terminology of their field. The traditional approach to teaching this terminology has been through the use of wordlists, such as the Read more [...]

(C)OIL with the USA – A Student Night Out in Coventry and New York

Alyson Morris MA, SFHEA Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing alyson morris@coventry.ac.uk Lyle Weir, MA Lecturer, Creative Writing lyle.weir@coventry.ac.uk (C)OIL with the USA - A Student Night Out in Coventry and New York Abstract This study addresses the challenges presented by conducting an OIL project with an overseas institution. In 2016 during the Writing for Magazines module, students were asked to compare and exchange travel articles with students in New York, and tasked Read more [...]