Academic English

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

Do you want to feel more confident in English during your studies? This course aims to enhance your English language skills of students at Bachelor and Master level. Following the programme will improve your academic writing and the presenting and speaking skills you need in your studies. You will activate and expand your English academic vocabulary and develop your fluency in English.

Classroom course

€250,00

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Starting from 5 July 2021

+ 4 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 250,00

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Starting from 7 July 2021

+ 2 more dates

About the course Academic English

This integrated skills course aims to further develop your academic writing and speaking abilities, helping you to gain more confidence and become more competent in your use of Academic English. You will also expand your academic vocabulary and receive regular feedback on your writing. In addition, you will discover your own strengths and weaknesses in academic writing in English.

Topics covered will include:

  • Recognising and analysing academic texts
  • Text cohesion (for example, through linking words)
  • Delivering presentations with greater fluency
  • Academic style (formal and informal writing)

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Learning Goals

The course is suitable for any Bachelor or Master student at minimum B2 level.

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By the end of the course you will have:

  • expanded your academic vocabulary;
  • improved your fluency in English;
  • learned how to analyse academic texts;
  • improved your academic writing style;
  • learned how to structure an academic paper;
  • practised with delivering academic presentations;
  • acquired self-study strategies.

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Method

During this interactive course there will be individual assignments, but we will also be working in pairs, small groups or in plenary. You will receive regular structured feedback on both your written work and presentation skills. Giving peer feedback to fellow students is also part of the course.

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Time investment

This course consists of 8 sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes. The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week.

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Practical

  • This course is offered both on-site and in the virtual classroom. You can enrol for your preferred option using the buttons above. All our on-site classes are taught in a small group. You can find an overview of all the measures we have taken against the coronavirus here.
  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with a book. You can order this book on our special book page. Please ensure you have your book ready for the first session.
  • You will receive a certificate of participation if you follow at least 80% of the classes.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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  • Starting date: 5 July 2021 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Monday5 July 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday7 July 202115:1517:00
    Monday12 July 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday14 July 202115:1517:00
    Monday19 July 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday21 July 202115:1517:00
    Monday26 July 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday28 July 202115:1517:00

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  • Starting date: 7 July 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Wednesday7 July 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday14 July 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday21 July 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday28 July 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday4 August 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday11 August 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday18 August 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday25 August 202120:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 8 September 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Wednesday8 September 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday15 September 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday22 September 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday29 September 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday6 October 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday13 October 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday20 October 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday27 October 202115:1517:00
    Wednesday3 November 202115:1517:00

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  • Starting date: 9 September 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Thursday9 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday16 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday23 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday30 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday7 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday14 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday21 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday28 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday4 November 202120:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 9 September 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday9 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday16 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday23 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday30 September 202120:0021:45
    Thursday7 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday14 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday21 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday28 October 202120:0021:45
    Thursday4 November 202120:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Wednesday17 November 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday24 November 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday1 December 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday8 December 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday15 December 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday22 December 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday5 January 202211:0012:45
    Wednesday12 January 202211:0012:45

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  • Starting date: 22 November 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Monday22 November 202118:0019:45
    Monday29 November 202118:0019:45
    Monday6 December 202118:0019:45
    Monday13 December 202118:0019:45
    Monday20 December 202118:0019:45
    Monday3 January 202218:0019:45
    Monday10 January 202218:0019:45
    Monday17 January 202218:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 22 November 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Monday22 November 202118:0019:45
    Monday29 November 202118:0019:45
    Monday6 December 202118:0019:45
    Monday13 December 202118:0019:45
    Monday20 December 202118:0019:45
    Monday3 January 202218:0019:45
    Monday10 January 202218:0019:45
    Monday17 January 202218:0019:45

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