Academic English Course (15 ECTS) – University of Copenhagen

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Academic English (15 ECTS)

This content course develops and refines the oral and written academic English skills of Danish and international BA-level students from across the University of Copenhagen.

On completion of this integrated skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) course in English for Academic Purposes, students should be able to comprehend and produce general and academic English approaching the C1-level as defined in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Students will develop process writing skills and oral presentation skills, which will enable them to successfully negotiate their courses and exams in English-medium university level courses.

As a seminar style content course with interactive class discussions and peer revision for both oral and written activities, the course takes its point of departure in the needs of the individual students. Therefore, students are required to hand in written work representative of the subjects they study as well as written work in more general and academic English. Students are also expected to deliver academic presentations in their own field of study. Success on the course will require completion of some required reading, but students are also expected to draw on readings in their own disciplines to complete individual assignments.

Active participation is expected in the course, and students are expected to complete all written and oral assignments as well as sit for the exam.

It is extremely important that the students attend the first two lessons in which important information about the content and structure of the course is covered. Basic concepts that are fundamental to academic English are also introduced.

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The classes are held twice weekly, 12 weeks in total.

More information and enrolment

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