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Academic English level 1 19-20 semester 1

Monday, 7 October, 2019 - 00:00 to Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 00:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Language Classes

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The course

  • No matter how good your English is in a daily context, it may suddenly leave you in the lurch in an academic setting. That is logical, because its jargon and characteristic style make ‘Academic English’ almost seem like a different language. The course ‘Academic English 1’ gives you a good understanding of the basics of that language. You focus on all facets of English in an academic context: e.g. reading academic texts, using academic register and jargon, giving presentations etc.

  • This course focuses explicitly on the characteristics of the more formal academic style, but your general language skills will also be improved: the course will help you further develop your vocabulary and grammar skills.

  • Practical exercises give you the opportunity of improving your speaking and writing skills.  

  • Presentation skills are also covered. You structure ideas and content into an interesting whole, which you subsequently learn to present clearly and interestingly.

For whom?

This course is intended for those with a good basic knowledge of English who wish to further develop their English language (academic) skills.

Enrolment is open to VUB students and staff.


Britt Gabriëls

Where and when?

VUB Campus Etterbeek

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Number of hours:
This course consists of twenty-six lessons per semester. It lasts for one semester and is offered in both the first and second semesters.

Registration conditions

To be sure that this is the right course for you, you must first take a placement test. You cannot enrol for the course without passing this 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.

Attention: your registration is only valid after payment of your course fee. As soon as we have received your payment, we will send you an email in order to confirm your registration.


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.

Registration Academisch Engels 1 19-20 semester 2: CLOSED.