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English Academic Writing Skills

Duration:7 weeks
Studyload:6 x 2 contact hours (one contact lesson per week), 2 hours of independent study per week, 5 individual online feedback sessions (one per week), 1 individual conference meeting
Audience: At a minimum , participants should be able to write well-structured study-related texts, although mistakes that do not affect understanding may still be made (CEFR level B2). The course is offered at two levels: B2 and C1.

To register for the appropriate course level, you will need to go to the English writing skills office hour in order to receive advice about your level. You can then use the advice card you will receive at this English Office hour to register for the appropriate level course.

PhD students, Ubbo Emmius scholars, postdocs, et cetera with a sufficient level can register for the Publishing in English course.

Course Description

This English academic writing course will focus on academic writing and, in particular, writing papers in English. Attention will be paid to writing conventions and processes, sentence and paragraph structure, and appropriate language use. By the end of this course, you should be able to be more flexible in creating a proper essay with the ability to recognize and work on proper structures.

During the course, you will apply writing principles to texts you produce yourself, and the instructor will provide feedback on these texts. You will also be expected to apply these writing principles to a 1500-word essay on a subject of your choice; the final version of this essay will be due at the end of the course.

The four requirements of this course for a participation certificate include a language learning writing assignment, a draft version of the 1500-word paper, the individual conference meeting, and the final version of the 1500-word paper.


Level Period Day Time Registration
B2 21 November 2019 - 23 January 2020* Thursday 15:00-17:00 register online
C1 20 November 2019 - 22 January 2020* Wednesday 18:00-20:00 closed
*during the last week of December and the first week of January there will be no lessons
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Student Discount Full
€ 370 € 450 € 525

Attendance Certificate

At the end of the course, every participant will receive an attendance certificate on condition that they have participated in 75% of the lessons and feedback sessions and have completed the four requirements of the course.

Course Material

No course material to purchase, but materials can be accessed through Nestor, a blackboard learning environment.


Materials in Nestor will be used.

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