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English for Academic Studies

Academic English Courses for Fully Matriculated Students or Staff of Oxford University Only

Academic Writing / Communication Skills

Academic Writing

It is a three-term course, with a separate syllabus for each term. Each term there is provision for dealing with your own academic writing through workshops on self-monitoring, revising and editing. Click here to see the syllabus.

Michaelmas Term: Key Issues in Academic Writing
Hilary Term: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation
Trinity Term: Writing in Your Field with Corpora

Classes scheduled for Trinity Term 2015:

Writing in Your Field with Corpora
Group 1: Wednesdays 14:00 - 16:00 Tutor: Maggie Charles
Group 2: Wednesdays 16:00 - 18:00 Tutor: Maggie Charles
Group 3: Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00 Tutor: Michael D'Angeli
Group 4: Thursdays 12:00 - 14:00 Tutor: George Taylor
Group 5: Thursdays 16:00 - 18:00 Tutor: George Taylor

Writing a Thesis or Dissertation (Hilary Term syllabus)
Tuesdays 14.00 - 16.00 Tutor: Michael D'Angeli

Registration fee (per term): £30 students, £65 staff

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Communication Skills

This course is intended to help you improve your social and academic communication within the university setting. Do you already have a reasonably good knowledge of all the major areas of grammar and a fairly wide vocabulary? If you can operate in a wide range of situations but would like to improve your accuracy and feel more confident when speaking English, this is the course for you.

In this course you can extend your vocabulary, increase your fluency in speaking, develop a more natural command of spoken English, work on improving your pronunciation and grammar, and improve your ability to listen with understanding to spoken texts. This is a one-year (three-term) course, but students can join in the first few weeks of each term.
Click here to see the syllabus.

Current classes scheduled for Trinity Term 2015:

Group 1: Mondays 14:00 -16:00 Tutor: Deborah Mason
Group 2: Wednesdays 16:00 - 18:00 Tutor: Deborah Mason
Group 3: Thursdays 09:00 - 11:00 Tutor: Amanda Jeffries
Group 4: Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 Tutor: Amanda Jeffries
Group 5: Fridays 14:00 - 16:00 Tutor: George Taylor


Registration fee (per term): £30 students, £65 staff

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