78 students took part in the KBTU’s annual Technical English Olympiad on March 31st, 2012, despite the just completed stressful mid-terms and the long awaited Saturday. The participants were mostly driven by a desire to be selected as the top English speaking students to represent KBTU at the International Internet Technical English Olympiad with its three stages starting April 5th and finishing May 15th, 2012.
On January 11,2012 aseminar on the theme «Tips for detecting and dealing with plagiarism» was conducted by Jacob Reid, senior lecturer of the English language department. The seminar was attended by 40 KBTU teachers and staff.
Jacob Reid presented an overview of the global problem of plagiarism, his advice and recommendations on how to detect and prevent plagiarism, as well as proposals on measures that the university can take to deal with plagiarism.
On January 10, 2012 senior lecturer Jacob Reid conducted a seminar for teachers of the English Language Department on the theme «Teaching Academic English: challenges and perspectives».
Jacob Reid presented an overview of current approaches to teaching English for academic purposes, analysis of the English language department’s teaching of Academic English and presented his suggestions for improvements in this area.