Academic Writing in English for students – The Basics

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

Are you pursuing your bachelor’s degree or preparing yourself to do so? If you answered yes then you know that having excellent academic writing skills is essential for being successful. This course will help you to write better academic essays in English by providing you with the necessary tools.

In order to ensure a safe learning environment for our students, we took measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

We did not (yet) plan in a new course.

This course is also offered tailor-made. Feel free to contact us for a quotation.

About this course

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In this course, you will expand your vocabulary and improve your writing skills. This course aims to further develop your academic writing skills helping you to gain insights into what constitutes an excellent academic essay.

Learning goals

This course aims to further develop your academic writing skills helping you to gain insights into what constitutes an excellent academic essay. Moreover, you will get the chance to produce your own written material and get appropriate and constructive feedback on the work you deliver.

Method

During this course there will be individual assignments, but we will also be working in pairs, small groups or in plenary.

Subjects that will be covered include:
  • grammatical structures
  • academic vocabulary
  • punctuation
  • signalling words
  • types of essays and their organisation
  • paraphrasing and style

Time Investment

This course consists of 9 sessions at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week.

Practical

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with a book. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Active participation is preferred during the course meetings and ample time for self-study, preferably spread out evenly over the week. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 80% of the meetings.
  • 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.