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Summer School English for Academic Purposes (B2 -> B2+)

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2)

This Summer School course English for Academic Purposes will help you to develop and improve the language skills needed for your studies.

General

Utrecht Summer School Cambridge English

Students enrolled in current Master’s and Bachelor’s degree programmes are required to have excellent English language skills, both in speaking and in writing. This course will help you to develop and improve the language skills needed for your studies. You will practice writing academic papers as well as giving presentations in English. You will be working on several aspects of writing, such as the structure of your paper, text cohesion and style issues.

By the end of the course, you will know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to overcome these. Your own texts will be used as a basis for the writing assignments. Moreover, you will be practising different aspects of presenting and will receive feedback both from the language trainer and from the other participants.

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Learning goals

At the end of this course you will have gained more knowledge of writing and presenting in English. Moreover, you will have honed your writing and presenting skills, and will be more confident about your own abilities in these areas.

his course is suitable for international Bachelor and Master students, who have already reached at least level B2 (CEF).

The course focuses on:

  • expanding your academic vocabulary;
  • increasing academic speaking skills;
  • acquiring self-study skills;
  • improving pronunciation;
  • increasing knowledge of grammar;
  • improving presenting skills;
  • improving academic writing skills.

 

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Method

You will practice writing academic papers as well as giving presentations in English. You will be working on several aspects of writing, such as the structure of your paper, text cohesion and style issues.

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Time Investment

  • Contact hours: 27
  • Hours of self study at the institute: 12
  • Homework: 11
  • Total study load: 50 hours

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Practical

This course is suitable for international Bachelor and Master students, who have already reached at least level B2 (CEF).

You are required to do a placement test. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice and writing. A teacher will assess your language skills. On the basis of your test result you will get an advice about which course is suitable for you.  Please note that it can take up to 5 working days until your language level is assessed.

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