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KKENHY Introduction to Academic English 4 op


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2
Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

The course aims to provide the student with core communication skills in English for academic purposes. These include understanding the conventions of English academic communication and applying critical thinking to reading, writing and speaking about research in English. To be completed during the first year of study.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will
• know the basics of academic reading and writing
• understand and critically evaluate sources, and express their own argumentation clearly and logically in appropriate academic/professional style
• be able to communicate clearly and logically about their own field following appropriate academic/professional conventions
• work cooperatively and effectively in groups, negotiating and contributing to the completion of tasks
• have an understanding of English as a lingua franca and the influence of context and culture on communication
• have the necessary skills to evaluate and continue developing their English language and communication skills independently


The course will cover basic aspects of academic reading and writing, such as the structure and language of a research article, using stylesheets, summarizing, understanding plagiarism, evaluating sources, and argumentation. In addition, the course will include speaking exercises such as discussion skills for group work, pronunciation, and a presentation.

Teaching methods

The average student workload for a 4 credit course is 108 hours (4 x 27). The distribution of hours between classwork, online work and other independent work will vary.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Participation in classroom work AND exercises AND/OR written/oral exams.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Continuous assessment and/or exam(s), satisfactory completion of tasks (specific criteria given with task, attendance and active participation, other criteria will be given by the teacher.

Further information

Will be distributed by the teacher and/or through Moodle.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.