Academic Purposes II (0.5 unit)

Prerequisite for entry

Successful completion of Current Affairs and Culture (Social, Historical and Political) at the UCL CLIE, or equivalent qualifications/experience.

Aims and objectives

The course is designed for very advanced level students requiring the language for academic purposes.

The course comprises knowledge and understanding both of the structure of the language and its use in academic environments, such as lectures, seminars and conferences. The course covers academic development, academic culture and conventions, critical thinking, reading and writing academic texts (i.e. in the students main degree subject e.g. history) as well as other related topics to prepare students for further academic study/research in the target language countries. This will be related back to the student’s degree subject.

The course will enhance knowledge and use of linguistically complex structures (a variety of styles and registers from a range of authentic academic material). Various transferable skills will also be further developed.

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