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.
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