Ejercicios: Comprensión lectora con la información de una beca de estudio
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Algunos de mis alumnos hace meses que están buscando becas para hacer cursos de idiomas en verano o alguna formación relacionada con sus estudios. He pensado transformar uno de los anuncios que publicitan este tipo de becas en una oportunidad para practicar la comprensión lectora en inglés.
Os propongo leer el texto siguiente y contestar el pequeño quiz de comprensión que lo acompaña.
Summer School Grant
Application Deadline: May 5, 2014 for awards to be used in Academic Year 2013/2014.
All doctoral students are eligible to apply for a grant to support attendance at a graduate summer school of their choice. The summer school should be of demonstrably high academic quality and fit the research topic of the attending student.
Eligible expenses are travel and accommodation costs, course fees (but applicants are encouraged to ask for a fee-waiver if possible), and a limited (max 10 EUR/day) per diem allowance for meals (unless the fee covers meals in which case no separate per diem allowance can be given).
The grants will be distributed on a competitive basis, taking into account the
– academic performance of the student,
– the academic quality of the hosting school,
– the demonstrated relevance of the school to the student’s research.
Depending on the number of applications, grants will be offered to cover all or part of the expenses. Decisions will be made by the Scholarship Advisory Committee. The maximum value of a Summer School Grant is 1,500 EUR.
Important: The Summer School Grant is a very competitive program so NO incomplete or late applications can be accepted and reviewed by the Scholarship Advisory Committee.
Applications should include:
1. a completed application form (Summer School Grant Application Form for 2013-2014), signed by the supervisor,
2. information about the summer school (flyer or call for application, including information about fees, if applicable),
3. acceptance letter from the summer school,
4. a statement of purpose or motivation letter or cover letter – the same that is asked when applying to a summer school. If the summer school did not ask for a letter, submit a max. one page summary of how attending the school will benefit your research.
5. a letter from your supervisor supporting your application and clarifying that it will benefit your research and that the courses you will attend are either not offered at CEU or that they enhance existing courses offered.
6. CEU Transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable). For this document please contact the Student Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating that you need the transcript for the Summer School Grant application),
7. information about fee and housing costs,
Reminder: NO incomplete or late applications can be accepted and reviewed by the Scholarship Advisory Committee.
Applications should be submitted in 4 copies to the CEU Financial Aid Office (located within Student Services Office) by no later than May 5 (Monday), 2014.