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English for Academic Studies - Intensive Course - 26.08.-06.09.2019
 
General description
English for Academic Studies is intended for those students of the Assessment Year who need to improve their English language skills prior to commencing a programme of studies in English at the University of St Gallen.

Course content
This intensive course, consisting of 48 lessons over eight days, will cover the following topics:

Listening and Note Taking: This will focus on listening in lectures for gist and key information; making concise and understandable notes.
Discussing Academic Topics in English: Participants will learn a range of interactive expressions useful for classroom discussions and will practise these during the course.
Presentation Skills: We will work on building confidence and managing presentations. Participants will give a mini-presentation during the course and receive feedback from peers and the teacher.
Grammar Refresher: This will involve the aspects of grammar pertinent to academic writing, such as tenses, use of the passive, articles, relative clauses, punctuation etc.
Vocabulary: This will include awareness-raising activities, especially on collocations.
Academic Writing Skills: This will include aspects such as text structure, cohesive devices and academic style. Participants will have the chance to work on writing an academic essay.

Course Date & Registration
The course will cost CHF 420.- (course materials of CHF 20.- included).

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