English for academics

English for Academics is for lecturers, researchers and PhD students at Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level (minimum B2) who need to improve their written and spoken English skills in an academic context.

The programme will increase your understanding of lectures and conference talks and help you develop well prepared, coherent arguments and skills for directing and influencing decisions. Realistic communicative activities will help you participate in seminars, group discussions and debates and deliver effective presentations with clarity, precision and fluency. You will learn how to plan, organise and write clear, well-structured and accurate texts such as conference papers and abstracts.

The programme can be run as a closed course, at your institution, or as an open course, at our premises. It can be customized to contain the sessions which are relevant to you. The sessions can also be delivered as stand-alone workshops, or as a complete three or five day programme. 

Course Programme

Session 1: What is English for Academics?   

Session 2: Academic Writing - Abstracts

Session 3: Academic Writing - Abstracts 2

Session 4: Academic Presentations 

Session 5: Academic Presentations 2 

Session 6: Listening Skills – Lectures

Session 7: Academic Writing – Paragraphs  

Session 8: Academic Writing – Topic Sentences 

Session 9: Academic Writing – Structuring a text 

Session 10: Academic Writing – The flow of information 

Session 11: Academic Writing – Data commentary    

Session 12: Academic Writing – Discussing and interpreting data

Session 13: Academic Writing – Expressing stance

Session 14: Academic Writing – Citations

Session 15: Academic Speaking – Presentations

Informace o kurzu

  • Levels

    minimum B2

  • Course format

    Closed course: Stand-alone workshops, or a complete three or five day programme
    Open course: 12 sessions

  • Course locations

    The programme can be run as a closed course, at your institution, or as an open course, at our premises.

  • Price

    Closed course: Contact us for a quote
    Open course: 11,500 CZK / per participant (12 sessions)

Methodology

Our methodology is communicative and, therefore, the training sessions are highly interactive and based on discussion groups. Real life examples are used for case studies and role-plays, with the trainer working as a facilitator. 

Who is the course for?

English for Academics is for lecturers, researchers and PhD students at Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level (minimum B2) who need to improve their written and spoken English skills in an academic context.

Trainers

Our training team is highly qualified and experienced. Our trainers all hold degrees in specialist topics and have developed considerable expertise in different fields of work.

Open course
British Council, Prague 1

Days Time
Friday 09.00-12.15

More about the open course and registration here.

Closed course for institutions
Location of your choice

The course can be customised according to your needs and run at a time and place convenient to you.