Academic English Refresher Course

This module is intended for researchers and lecturers who struggle with the more complex structures of English grammar or who would like to refresh their grammar knowledge.

2021 - NEW DATES

location
online
period
22 February - 8 March 2021
lesson day
Mondays
dates
2021: 22/2, 1/3, 8/3
time
9.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.
prices
€ 80 (AUHA)
€ 90 (non-AUHA)
registration deadline
12 February 2021


Objectives and target audience

Researchers and lecturers who struggle with the more complex structures of English grammar or who would like to refresh their grammar knowledge.

Programme

Some of the topics dealt with are:

  • the verb tenses (e.g. I have been working here for 10 years now)
  • the passive voice (e.g. The differences were found to be significant.)
  • articles (e.g. What is the role of policing in society today?)
  • relative clauses (e.g. It is a spectrum condition, which means that …)

Method

Since researchers and lecturers have busy schedules, we try to keep the contact time to a minimum. As a result, in class the main focus is on explaining the theory and doing some exercises. Participants are expected to practise at home, doing additional exercises in the coursebook and online.

Language materials

The course content is based on an analysis of the problems found in papers, articles and presentations by non-native speakers. The table of contents is built around a selection of their most common grammar mistakes. Most exercises are based on authentic extracts from papers, articles, etc.

Timing and organisation

The course consists of six lesson hours: 3 two-hour lessons dedicated to the input and practice of problematic grammar structures and items that are typical of academic English.

Additionally, participants have the opportunity to practise the grammar individually online.

Registration

The course costs €80 for participants affiliated with an AUHA institution and €90 for non-AUHA participants. ZAP and OP3 members of the University of Antwerp can take this course for free. Please check Pintra.

Please note that UAntwerp and OP3 staff members have priority for this course.

Language courses are exempt from VAT in accordance with article 44§2.4°.


Registration is no longer possible.