MOOC on Academic Writing with Melissa Hauke

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English Language Fellow Melissa Hauke led two groups of interested citizens from Yekaterinburg and PhD students of Urals Federal University through the 5 week Mass Open Online Course (MOOC) on Academic Writing offered by UC Berkley in partnership with the U.S. Department of State.  The course participants learnt about vocabulary development; tone & diction; common errors in writing; editing and revising and other issues of written English.

The next course, Academic and Business Writing that begins on April 1 will extend the reach of College Writing 2X. Again Ms. Hauke will host in-person, facilitated discussions sessions around the course content in order to maximize the learning experience.  Information on the time and place of the weekly meetings will be published on the US Consulate’s Facebook page. To register for the course please visit the course site on; to attend sessions with Melissa Hauke please send us your name and phone number at