Academic Purposes - Introduction

Prerequisite for entry

Successful completion of syllabus B at the UCL CLIE or a similar course and have experience of dealing with relevant authentic material.

Aims and objectives

The course is designed for intermediate level students requiring the language for studying abroad for a short period (e.g. 2-3 months).

The course comprises knowledge and understanding both of the structure of the language and its use in academic environments, such as attending cultural events and taking notes related to their studies. The course covers academic culture and university life to prepare students for a short study period in the target language countries. Students will develop critical thinking and read academic texts. This will be related back to the student’s degree subject.

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

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