English for academics
This course will be delivered in a Virtual Classroom while regular face-to-face classes are temporarily suspended. Learn more about our VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS for adult students.

English for Academics is a 12-week course for Lecturers, Researchers and Ph.D. 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.


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.


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.


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 2019-2020

1. trimestr 17. září - 17.prosince 2019 13 týdnů od 11. června 2019
2. trimestr 7. ledna - 23. března 2020 11 týdnů od 26. listopadu 2019
3. trimestr 3. dubna - 23. června 2020 12 týdnů od 18. března 2020