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.

In order to give you a worry-free start of your group course, we have put measures in place against the coronavirus and we offer you flexible booking. You can cancel or reschedule your enrolment for courses that start in November, without any additional costs. This is possible up to 10 days prior to the start date of the course.

Classroom course

€245,00

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Starting from 18 November 2020

+ 2 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 215,00

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Starting from 18 November 2020

+ 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

  • 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: 18 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Wednesday18 November 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday25 November 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday2 December 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday9 December 202018:0019:45
    Wednesday16 December 202018:0019:45
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    Wednesday13 January 202118:0019:45
    Wednesday20 January 202118:0019:45

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  • Starting date: 18 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Wednesday18 November 202013:4515:30
    Wednesday25 November 202013:4515:30
    Wednesday2 December 202013:4515:30
    Wednesday9 December 202013:4515:30
    Wednesday16 December 202013:4515:30
    Wednesday6 January 202113:4515:30
    Wednesday13 January 202113:4515:30
    Wednesday20 January 202113:4515:30

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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Monday15 February 202109:0010:45
    Monday22 February 202109:0010:45
    Monday1 March 202109:0010:45
    Monday8 March 202109:0010:45
    Monday15 March 202109:0010:45

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  • Starting date: 10 February 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Wednesday17 February 202113:3015:15
    Wednesday24 February 202113:3015:15
    Wednesday3 March 202113:3015:15
    Wednesday10 March 202113:3015:15
    Wednesday17 March 202113:3015:15

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Wednesday28 April 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday5 May 202111:0012:45
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    Wednesday19 May 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday26 May 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday2 June 202111:0012:45
    Wednesday9 June 202111:0012:45

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  • Starting date: 22 April 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Thursday22 April 202113:3015:15
    Thursday29 April 202113:3015:15
    Thursday6 May 202113:3015:15
    Thursday20 May 202113:3015:15
    Thursday27 May 202113:3015:15
    Thursday3 June 202113:3015:15
    Thursday10 June 202113:3015:15

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