23 August 2016
English for Academic Purposes
Our English for Academic Purposes course will enable you to become a more fluent and accurate user of English. Our full-package summer school (food & tent/ camping included in the price!) is a unique chance to improve your skills. You will develop the academic skills needed to study in English in an academic context. The course will help you to follow what you hear during lectures, understand what you need to note down, and recognize the pitfalls of English grammar.
Our summer school is focused on Bachelor’s students in their second to last or last year, and entry level Master’s students, but is also open for anyone with broad interests and an inquisitive mind.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- ask detailed questions and present your own opinion;
- follow most of what is being said during lectures or presentations and make decisions about what to note down and what to omit as the lecture proceeds;
- distinguish the main themes from irrelevancies and digressions;
- make useful notes from written sources or assignments given verbally, capturing abstract concepts and the relationships between ideas;
- present arguments clearly, using a limited range of expressions (vocabulary, grammatical structures);
- write short texts with a clear message that can be followed fairly easily by the reader;
- understand most of the visual signals that you are likely to come across;
- handle most text types within a general academic subject area;
- assess the relevance of textbooks and articles within your own subject area of study reasonably quickly;
- build your knowledge of the distinctive lexical and structural features of academic language;
- improve your understanding of the common pitfalls in English grammar, vocabulary, and punctuation;
- use a set of tools and techniques to continue improving your academic vocabulary.
EUR 800: The base fee for attending the summer school is €800. The fee includes: A stay at the inspirational campus of the University of Twente, Course participation, course materials, a tent to sleep in (included: air mattress, flashlight, pillow and sleeping bag), WiFi, food (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) and coffee/tea.
For those not comfortable sleeping in a tent for a week, we offer different accommodations for additional costs (check our website).
Check the International Office of your University if scholarships are available.