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

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 2017:

Writing in Your Field with Corpora
Group 3: Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00 Tutor: George Taylor
Group 4: Wednesdays 14:00 - 16:00 Tutor: Maggie Charles
Group 5: Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00 Tutor: Maggie Charles
Group 7: Fridays 09:00 - 11:00 Tutor: George Taylor

Registration fee (per term): £35 students, £70 staff

Academic Writing: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation (Hilary Term syllabus)

Group 1: Tuesdays 16:00 - 18:00
Group 2: Thursdays 14:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Michael D'Angeli

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 2017:

Group 1: Mondays 14:00 -16:00 Tutor: Deborah Mason
Group 3: Wednesdays 16:00 - 18:00 Tutor: Deborah Mason
Group 6: Fridays 09:00 - 11:00 Tutor: Amanda Jeffries
Group 7: Fridays 14:00 - 16:00 Tutor: George Taylor

Registration fee (per term): £35 students, £70 staff

Academic Visitors please see the Communication Skills (Academic Visitors) course offered on the next page.

Editing your Thesis with Corpora (for DPhil Students)

Editing your Thesis with Corpora is a short (12-hour) course designed for doctoral students who are at the transfer stage and have chapters of their thesis ready for editing. In this course you will make an electronic collection of texts from research articles in your field. You will use software to compare this corpus of expert writing with the language you use in your thesis. This will help to identify problems and edit your text according to the usage in your field.

This course is NOT suitable for first year DPhil students, who are advised to register for the Academic Writing Course. Only students who have already written at least one substantial draft chapter will be accepted.

Click here to see the syllabus.

Dates: Tuesdays (from Week 3 of each term) 11:00 - 13:00.
Tutor: Maggie Charles

Suitable students can be accepted into the class up until the start date of the course.

Registration fee: £35

CLICK HERE to register
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For questions about the content of the course, or advice on which level to apply for, please contact the tutor.
For all queries regarding applications, certificates, attendance and other administrative matters, please email

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