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Corporate Academy

Corporate Academy

Publishing in English

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Duration: 26 contact hours in 13 weeks.
Studyload: 2 contact hours and 2 hours of independent study per week.
Audience: PhD students who write articles in English or are writing a thesis and who have good writing skills in English (CEFR C1).

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.


Period Day Time Registration
29 January - 6 May 2020 Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 closed
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Student Discount Full
not applicable € 995 € 1095

Group Size

Maximum of 10 students.

Your 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).

Please go to the English writing skills office hour in order to receive advice about your level.

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.

Lesson Duration

A contact hour lasts 50 minutes (excluding break). Classes start on the hour.

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