Course Details

Date: 15.07.2022
Time: 9am - 5pm
Lecturer: Eric Ahlberg
Course Fee: 30 €
Room: A15 1-113
Language: English
Registration deadline: 06.07.2022

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Eric Ahlberg has been teaching English academic writing in German universities (previously Braunschweig and Hannover) for the last several years, including for graduates. The approach taken in his workshops and classes is that written language should not be an obstacle to understanding, but instead let your research stand out via clarity, accuracy and readability.

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Eric Ahlberg also studied and worked in journalism in Canada. He came to Germany in 2010 to study his MA in English philology at the University of Münster.

You may contact Eric via or come to his office hours.

4.5 Writing science for non-expert audiences (NEW)

Much of your academic writing is for readers who are usually as similarly knowledgeable as you within your subfields. This workshop, in contrast, is about how you can write more widely for readers that are not as fully knowledgeable as you. We’ll look at techniques you can use, and how to write about your research so that your readers can understand. This is especially useful outside academia, but also sometimes within it. We will consider writing for blogs, journalism, the business world.


Target Group: Doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and all other early-career researchers

Don’t see a theme you were looking for? Please check the schedule for the English+ Open Seminars Series, as it is likely covered there. If not, please contact me or the and we will be happy to consider your suggestions in future plans.


(Stand: 20.05.2022)