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Miss Dana Therova

Profile summary

  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • dana.therova

Research interests

Academic writing, particularly linguistic complexity in university student academic writing incluidng lexical, syntactic and grammatical complexity

Teaching interests

  • English for Academic Purposes & Academic writing
  • Study Skills 
  • Reserach Methods
  • Presentation Skills 
  • Communication Skills
  • Exam preparation (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL)
  • General English 
  • Business English 


Does one academic year make a difference? A longitudinal study into academic vocabulary in foundation-level students’ assessed writing (2019)
Therova, Dana
In : 6th International Language in Focus Conference (2-4 May 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
Factors impacting the usage of international foundation students’ academic vocabulary in assessed writing (2018-06-13)
Therova, Dana
In : 9th Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies International Biennial Conference (13-15 Jun 2018, University of Malta)
Application of different tools to investigate features and development of UK-based international foundation students’ academic lexis in assessed writing (2017-11)
Therova, Dana
In : 1st International Conference on Corpus Analysis in Academic Discourse (22-24 Nov 2017, Valencia, Spain)


OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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