ACADEMIC ENGLISH

This is the perfect course for students who wish to go to university, or for professionals who wish to improve their academic skills.

 

The Academic English course aims to:

  • develop your abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking in an academic context
  • teach you about essay types
  • teach you academic language and style
  • give you confidence in writing and speaking
  • develop your ability to read and think critically
  • help you develop an understanding of British academic culture

 

A typical Academic English lesson may consist of the following:

 

 

Reading Listening/Speaking Writing

Grammar/Vocabulary

Reading for evidence

 

Preparing for essay writing

 

Vocabulary in context: inferring
the meaning of words

 

Understanding connections in texts: this/these

 

Developing hedging skills

 

Summarising what has been said

 

Evaluating visual aids

 

Pronunciation: stress in compound nouns

 

Contrasting information

 

Taking a stance: expressing disagreement

 

Writing practice

 

Referring to quantities

 

Evaluative adjectives

 

Phrases connecting sentences

 

Relative clauses

 

 

Source:Cambridge Academic English by Martin Hewings CUP 2012