Special language and writing support is a project at the Language Centre developed with the intention of offering extra language and writing support in Swedish and English. As part of the project, the Language Centre is in consultation with the university’s faculties.
Undergraduate and graduate students in the process of writing their theses and who need more scaffolding than what is offered in the form of courses and text consultation at the Language Centre are primarily those supported by the project. The idea of the courses is partly to help students improve their language skills so that they better match the requirements for academic language use in a thesis, and partly to offer a supportive and encouraging framework for the writing process, so that the probability of completing the text increases.
Questions regarding the Swedish course version can be sent to Kati Palmberg at kati.palmberg at abo.fi; questions about the English version may be directed to Malin Johansson at malin.johansson at abo.fi.
In addition to the courses, the Language Centre produces language and writing support materials that are posted on Åbo Akademi University’s Moodle platform, in a resource bank that is open to ÅAU students and staff: Language resources (requires ÅA login).
The project Special language and writing support has strategy funding.