Netherlands, Tilburg

English for Academic Purposes Summer Course - B2 or C1 Level

when 25 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 585

During this three-week intensive course, you will be prepared for academic use of English (listening, reading, and most notably writing and speaking). Attention will be paid to grammatical accuracy and complexity. The writing part also deals with the construction of paragraphs, different text structures, proper referencing of sources, and argumentation. You have to write an individual paper (or research report) on a topic of your choice.

You will improve your speaking skills by means of discussions, debates and other assignments. You will also practice how to give an oral presentation including presentation techniques, rhetorical devices, pronunciation, and language practice.

Between the two lectures, time is reserved for independent study during which you are required to work on assignments and language areas in which you feel you need more practice. This is an intensive course for which you should reserve at least 40 hours per week.

Course leader

A. (Andrew) Cartwright

Target group

Students preparing to study (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in English.

Course aim

•Increase confidence in presenting and speaking in English
•Improve academic writing skills, including grammar and style
•Increase knowledge and active use of academic vocabulary
•Target level B2+ for the lower group or C1 for the higher group

Fee info

EUR 585: The course fee is € 585 or 9 Language Vouchers for Tilburg University students.
Students can pay with their language vouchers. Each voucher is worth € 65, so if you do not have enough vouchers left, you can pay the remaining vouchers for € 65 per voucher.

•€ 615 for Tilburg University employees and alumni.
•€ 675 for external participants (including prospective students). For prospective students, it is possible to exchange language vouchers afterwards when you start studying at Tilburg University. Each voucher is worth € 65, so you can get a maximum amount of € 585 back.

In addition: all participants must pay a participation fee of € 70 to facilitate the summer school.


There are no scholarships available.