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KKENVA11 Academic Discourse in Theory and Practice 2 ECTS


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: C1-C2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

Academic discourse and practice has been informed by discourse analysis, narratology and numerous other approaches. This interdisciplinary course examines several of these approaches in various disciplines in order to get a fuller understanding of the role of discourse in academic texts and research.
The readings dealt with in the course will be reviewed and the contents of the articles discussed paying particular attention to the actual discourse of academic articles. Students will select a particular methodology/ approach/theory and apply it to their area of specialization.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to
- develop a deeper understanding of the role of English in academic texts
- learn to identify the distinctiveness of academic English
- apply the knowledge acquired in the course to written assignments and whereby engage with the conventions of academic writing in their discipline


To achieve the learning outcomes, students will
- review some of the predominant trends in current academic texts and lectures
- study and engage in the overall cultural/historical/disciplinary approaches to oral and written presentation in academia
- present one’s research in an oral and written form
- evaluate colleagues’ projects and presentations

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 26 h 0 h
Independent work 28 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Continuous teacher evaluation, active participation and fulfilling course objectives.

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Language Centre
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