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Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy

Publishing in English

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Studyload: 24 contact hours and 24 hours of independent study
Audience: PhD students who write articles in English or are writing a thesis and who have good writing skills in English (CEFR C1).

This course will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! Read here everything you can expect from an online course.

Aim of the Course

This language course will help you to improve your academic writing skills in English, particularly in relation to academic publications. The course deals with publishing in its broadest sense, aiming to make you aware of the main language issues that arise when writing an academic paper in English. By the end of this course, you should be more flexible in writing English, with the ability to make considered choices of word and form, while avoiding common errors.

Course Content

During this course, you will produce a number of texts or works-in-progress, and your instructor will provide you with detailed feedback on this work. We will use examples from these texts for discussion purposes in the group, using your work as the basis for in-depth discussion of aspects of language and style. In addition, you will be asked to photocopy a number of published texts in your own field written by English or American authors, which will be used to gain an idea of the style in common use in your field.

Check your writing level

As a minimum, you should be able to write well-structured study-related texts, although you may still make mistakes that do not affect communication (CEFR level C1). As proof of your level, we  would like you to write a text of approximately 600 words in which you explain the topic of your research. The text should be written for a general audience.
Upload your text of approximately 600 words here.


View the schedule for September here in our course catalogue. Via the same link you can register online.

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Student Discount Full
not applicable € 995 € 1095

Group Size

Maximum of 10 students.

Attendance Certificate

At the end of the course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have attended 75% of the lessons.

Course Material

The teacher will hand out the course material during the first lesson. This material is included in the course fee.

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