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Academic English 2 - semester 2

Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 00:00 to Sunday, 28 May, 2017 - 00:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
ACTO - Academisch Centrum voor Taalonderwijs

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This course aims to help students who already have a good basis in English to further develop both their communicative ability and their general proficiency in English. The focus is on developing the skills needed to perform well in English in an academic context, with particular attention paid to reading more complex texts (articles, reports) and to oral expression, especially presentation skills. By the end of the course, students should be able to express themselves clearly and without difficulty in an academic context, and to follow more complex argumentation in written and spoken English.


This course is for VUB students a good basis in English and who would like to develop their (academic) English skills further.


Rachel Nye

Rachel Nye is a CELTA-qualified teacher of English as a Foreign Language, with teaching experience gained in France, Germany and the UK. A native speaker of (British) English, she has been living in Belgium for several years, and has a PhD in English Linguistics from Ghent University []. She has been a member of the ACTo team since October 2013.


VUB Campus Etterbeek 

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Second 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. 


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

Click here for more information about the placement test and registration.

Once you know your level, click here to register for this course.


An elective course in my VUB study programme (taken for credit points): free of charge
Students/staff of the VUB, extra course: 105 euro
I'm not a VUB student or staff member: 210 euro

Registration: exceptionally you have to pay by bank transfer. Click here for the necessary financial information.




In order to participate in this course, all students must first complete a level-test, to determine that this is the appropriate course for them.

Click here for more information about the placement test and registration.


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