EL7000 Academic English for Postgraduate Students

This course is for international postgraduate students whose first language is not English. It is primarily for CSSAH students

This course has 2 modules. Each module is 8 weeks. You can choose to study one or both modules

Module 1

Availability October 
Duration 8 weeks
Classes 2 hours a week
Module leader Sue Wallin
Contact insessional@le.ac.uk

Module Content

  • Develop strategies to help you with your academic reading
  • Explore ways of expanding your general academic and subject specific vocabulary
  • Recognize common organizational features of texts
  • Learn how to understand assessment briefs and plan and develop ideas for assessment on your master's
  • Practise presenting on your academic subject
  • Describe, compare and present data related to your academic subject
  • Practise using paraphrasing strategies
  • Analyse and use cohesive devices to improve your writing
  • Apply the key stages of a good introduction and conclusion to your writing

Module 2

Availability January 
Duration 8 weeks
Classes 2 hours a week
Module leader Sue Wallin
Contact insessional@le.ac.uk

Module Content

  • Ask for and respond to help with research projects such as your dissertation.
  • Recognise the authority of academic resources
  • Use techniques for sentence level and text level paraphrasing
  • Analyse the organization of literature reviews
  • Employ techniques for being persuasive and refuting arguments
  • Write an extended definition
  • Respond to and ask challenging questions
  • Understand the organization of and the differences between abstracts and introductions