Academic English: Remedial Writing for Master Students

This is a course for all Master students who feel insecure about their English, and who need it for their study. There are two interrelated components: grammar and writing. The grammar component focuses on problems that students typically have when writing formal English, while the writing component features a remedial treatment of the macrostructures of academic texts in different disciplines. The course also helps students get to grips with the basic problems involved in writing good, formal English (e.g. differences between English and other languages, the essentials of English punctuation, and formal style). This course is particularly useful for international students with limited experience of academic writing in their first degree. Feedback is given using ELS-online, the ALP feedback package.
The course involves two 2-hr sessions per week and assessment involves an online multiple-choice grammar test plus a 2000-word academic paper on a topic relating to your own area of study. 

Date
Period 2

Practical information
Teacher: to be announced
Registration: open to all Master students across the campus
Credits: 6
Code: STU-C-EN-6

Registration
Course registration is via VUnet

Contact information
Gea Dreschler, g.a.dreschler@vu.nlempty