Period (from – till):
Eight times a year, 2 groups per period. The exact dates are displayed in the table below.
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The Babel Language Institute organises an 'English for academic purposes' course specifically for Life Sciences students. You can take this course as part of your elective component.
This English for Academic Purposes course focuses on giving academic presentations and writing an academic paper. The students’ own subjects will be used as a basis for language work. We will consider some essential elements of a presentation: opening, closing, signposting the organisation, referring to visuals, handling questions, adopting the right body language, and involving the audience. Students will learn how to give feedback and will improve their oral fluency and their vocabulary throughout the course.
Furthermore, we will focus on language aspects relating to writing an academic paper. We will analyse its information and look at language conventions. Moreover, we will discuss some issues involving punctuation, formal and informal English, wordiness and the use of linking words.
This course aims to develop and improve the writing and presenting skills students need in their master programme. In addition, students will activate and expand their vocabulary and improve their fluency in English.
During the course period, 10 online meetings of 2 hours will take place. Students need to invest 3-5 hours of self-study per week. A list with all the exact dates for the online meetings during the whole year can be found in Osiris. All online meetings are scheduled from 19:15-21:15h.
Students will pass the course if they attend at least nine meetings, have given a presentation, and have handed in a paper.
Registration is on a "first come, first served" basis. Registration for the courses will be through OSIRIS Student. In the table below the corresponding registration periods for each edition have been added under the group number, to indicate which one you should use when registering via Osiris Student
. More information about the registration procedure can be found here
on the Studyguide.
The maximum number of participants per group is 10, the minimum 6.