English Language Teaching Unit

EL7070 Academic Vocabulary

October, November, January and February 
Duration  4 weeks
Classes  2 hours per week 
Module leader  
Jenny Kemp 
Contact   insessional@le.ac.uk

Course Content:

  • Investigate a variety of aspects of vocabulary knowledge (e.g. collocation)
  • learn more about academic register
  • improve your understanding of differences between academic and non-academic vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of discipline-specific vocabulary for your subject
  • learn to use online tools to check how words are used in context
  • learn to use AntConc software to analyse texts from your own reading lists in order to study the vocabulary that you need
  • use the above knowledge to improve your writing

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