English for University Studies

This course consists of four 7.5 credit modules. If places allow, we can offer places to exchange students on individual modules. Please note that the schedule is subject to change, in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Strategies for English Language Learning, 7.5 credits

Runs in period 1 (first part of the term). Schedule autumn 2017.

The overall aim of this course is provide students with the means and support to improve their English vocabulary as well as increase their knowledge of English grammatical patterns. The vocabulary will include general all-purpose vocabulary items and academic vocabulary. The grammar will include basic English phrase structures as well as various English grammatical constructions.

Academic Reading in English, 7.5 credits

Runs in period 1 (first part of the term). Schedule autumn 2017.

The course aims to support and develop undergraduate students’ academic reading in English and help them become more effective academic readers in English. It has been designed to meet the needs of students across various disciplines, providing them with the necessary skills to understand and learn from different types of academic and scientific texts required of them at the university (textbooks, research articles, reports, etc.).

Academic and Scientific Writing in English, 7.5 credits

Runs in period 2 (second part of the term). Schedule autumn 2017.

This course aims to improve undergraduate students’ academic and scientific writing in English. It has been designed to meet the needs of students across various disciplines, providing them with the necessary skills to interpret and write different types of scientific and academic texts essential for their studies (argumentative essays, problem-solution texts, process descriptions, reports).

Oral Presentations in Academic English, 7.5 credits

Runs in period 2 (second part of the term). Schedule autumn 2017.

This course is designed to meet the needs of students in diverse disciplines and provide them with the skills necessary to: (a) actively participate in seminar discussions, (b) present their arguments in a convincing manner, and (c) participate in international conferences and other events. In this course we will review, inter alia the linking devices, organisational patterns and communicative strategies needed in order to attract the audience’s attention and to convey the message effectively.