Enschede, Netherlands

English for Academic Purposes

when 11 August 2019 - 20 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 1.5 EC
fee EUR 875

The use of English is becoming increasingly widespread in the academic world, so it is essential to understand academic English well. This course will help you achieve exactly that goal! Our English for Academic Purposes course will enable you to become a more fluent and accurate user of English. You will develop the academic skills needed to study in English in an academic context.

Course leader

Marloes van Amerom

Target group

Entry level (CEF): B2
Attainment level (CEF): B2+
Target group: students who use English for their academic studies

Course aim

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

• ask detailed questions and present your own opinion;
• follow most of what is being said during lectures or presentations and make decisions about what to note down
• distinguish the main themes from irrelevancies and digressions;
• make useful notes from written sources or assignments given verbally, capturing abstract concepts
• present arguments clearly, using a limited range of expressions (vocabulary, grammatical structures);
• write short texts with a clear message that can be followed fairly easily by the reader;
• understand most of the visual signals that you are likely to come across;
• handle most text types within a general academic subject area;
• assess the relevance of textbooks and articles within your own subject area of study reasonably quickly;
• build your knowledge of the distinctive lexical and structural features of academic language;
• show increased understanding of the common pitfalls in English grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation;
• use a set of tools and techniques to continue improving your academic vocabulary

Fee info

EUR 875: Our fee is an all-in package consisting the following components:

- A stay at the inspirational campus of the University of Twente
- Course participation
- Course materials
- A tent to sleep in (included: air mattress, flashlight, pillow and sleeping bag)
- WiFi
- Food (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)
- Coffee/tea
- Free entry to the UT Sport Centre


No scholarships offered! please check your current/home university!