English for academics

English for Academics is a 12 week course for Lecturers, Researchers and PhD students at Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level (B2 / C1) 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.

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. 
The training is designed to encourage personal and professional development through the discussion of work-related issues.

Target

This course is aimed at those looking to optimise their professional profile and increase their employability, whether currently in work or looking for new employment opportunities.

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.

Course Programme

Session 1
What is English for Academics?
Session 7
Academic Writing – Data commentary    
Session 2
Academic Writing - Abstracts
Session 8
Academic Writing – Discussing and interpreting data
Session 3
Academic Writing – Paragraphs  
Session 9
Academic Writing – Expressing stance
Session 4
Academic Writing – Topic Sentences
Session 10
Academic Writing – Citations
Session 5
Academic Writing – Structuring a text 
Session 11
Academic Presentations
Session 6
Academic Writing – The flow of information 
Session 12
Academic Speaking – Presentations

Informace o kurzu

  • Levels

    Upper-Intermediate (B2) to Advanced level (C1) 

  • Course format

    1 x 180 minutes per week
    Maximum 14 students in a class

  • Joining instructions

    Book a placement test online

  • Price

    11,500 CZK 
    (Course fee does not include textbooks.) 

English for Academics
British Council, Prague 1

Days Time
Friday 09.00-12.15

Would you like us to organise this course for your institution? Please contact us.

Term dates 2017-2018

TERMS DATES REGISTRATION
Term 1 16 September - 9 December 2017 from 12 June 2017
Term 2 2 January - 24 March 2018 from 27 November 2017
Term 3 3 April - 23 June 2018 from 12 March 2018