EL3000 Academic English for International Undergraduates

This course is for non-native international undergraduate students from all disciplines.

Module 1

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

Course Content:

  • Improve your ability to read academic texts
  • Develop your understanding of criticality
  • Be able to write better paragraphs
  • Write an effective essay introduction and conclusion
  • Be able to engage in academic discussions and present your views
  • Expand your academic vocabulary
  • Be able to use appropriate in-text citation and bibliographical referencing techniques
  • Have a better understanding of assignment briefs

Module 2

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

Course Content:

  • Learn to use strategies for unpacking complex texts
  • Understand how a text is structured
  • Recognise how to evaluate data and write a commentary
  • Expand your academic and discipline specific vocabulary
  • Be able to identify connections between texts and synthesise the arguments
  • Write simple and extended definitions