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Academic English 1 - semester 1

Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 00:00 to Friday, 22 December, 2017 - 00:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
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Before registering for this course, you have to register for the placement test.

There is nog placement test at this moment. Do you want to keep yourself informed about the start of our placement tests and registrations and our offer? Please, complete this form.

Course

This course is aimed at consolidating students’ language skills at an intermediate level, focusing particularly upon heightening the awareness of the academic English skills essential for studying and succeeding at an academic level. It introduces explicitly the features of more formal academic style. It also offers students the opportunity to improve their speaking and writing skills through a series of practical exercises. Extra support is provided for students to develop their vocabulary and grammatical skills.  In the class special attention is paid to encouraging students to organize their thoughts and present their ideas in English in a well-structured manner with more confidence.

Who is it for?

It is open to VUB students who wish to develop their academic English skills.

Teacher

Jianwei XU has extensive experience in teaching English as a second/foreign language in higher education. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an MEd in TESOL from La Trobe University, Australia. She has been living in Belgium for several years, and has been a VUB member of staff since October 2011. 

Jianwei XU has previously taught courses on ‘English Sociolinguistics’, ‘ELF in the Global Context’, ‘Historical English Linguistics’, ‘Communication Skills in English’, ‘Academic Writing’, ‘Academic Presentation Skills’, ‘Effective and critical reading in English’.

Where?

VUB Campus Etterbeek 

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When?

First semester, 26 hours

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Since participants are required to take a level test before the start of the semester, it is important for candidates to be aware of this timing. 

Conditions for registration

Before you can take this course, you have to do a placement test.

There is nog placement test at this moment. Do you want to keep yourself informed about the start of our placement tests and registrations and our offer? Please, complete this form.

Price
VUB students/staff: 105 euro
Others: 210 euro

Number of participants

25

Level determination

In order to participate in this course, all students must first complete a placement test.
There is nog placement test at this moment. Do you want to keep yourself informed about the start of our placement tests and registrations and our offer? Please, complete this form.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate from ACTO.

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