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Academic English 5 18-19 semester 2

Monday, 25 February, 2019 - 00:00 to Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 00:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Language Classes

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The course

  • Do you already have a good command of the English language, are you familiar (to a certain extent) with academic English, and do you want to further deepen your knowledge of the language? Then this advanced English (academic) course is just right for you.

  • The course focuses on broadening your language skills. The emphasis is on acquiring and using an advanced vocabulary and learning the appropriate register for written academic texts. Grammar is also brushed up where necessary. The needs of the group are always leading in this respect.

  • We organise workshops in writing skills, in which the focus is on the structure and style of academic texts. If you want, you can receive feedback from fellow participants on your texts.

  • Class discussions are also included in the programme. During these discussions, we create realistic contexts in which you use academic English. We always start from English texts, giving you the opportunity to develop your critical reading skills, listening skills and speaking skills further.

  • Important: this course demands preparation before each lesson and an active attitude during the lessons.

For whom?

This course is intended for those who already have a good command of English and wish to further develop their English language (academic) skills further.

Enrolment is open to VUB students, staff and external interested parties.


Rachel Nye

Where and when?

VUB Campus Etterbeek

Click here for the timetable  (‘location’ column)

Number of hours: 26.

Registration conditions

Register by 13 February 2019. The link to the enrolment form is at the bottom of this page.

To be sure that this is the right course for you, you first take a placement test. You cannot enrol for the course without passing this test. Participants who have already taken an ACTO Academic English course can continue with the follow-up course without having to sit the placement test again. 

Click here to register for the placement test

Please note! The placement tests are always scheduled before the course commences. That means that you already have to enrol for this course before the start of the semester. Unfortunately, you cannot join the course once it has started.


VUB students / staff: 105 euros

Maximum number of participants



Participants who have completed the course successfully will receive a certificate from ACTO stating the level, the number of hours and the final result.