OJZ 310 - English for Academic Purposes 1
Code: OJZ 310
Title: English for Academic Purposes 1
Abbreviation: EAP 1
Length: one semester
Level (CEFR): B2 – C1
This course is designed for Master students in their first year who intend to take the TOEFL ITP examination.
It is an introductory course to English for academic purposes.
Entry requirement/level of the course (CEFR): B2
If not sure, please, assess your level using a placement test or the “CEFR assessment grid” on our web pages.
Aims: The course aims are to extend vocabulary and structures, with a particular focus on academic lexis and structures used in formal/academic context, and to raise awareness of the specifics of academic English. Students will also improve oral communication skills in academic contexts. It’s the “first step” towards the final TOEFL exam.
Content and Approach: The course covers an introduction to the Academic Word List and input on vocabulary learning. It also covers s important areas of grammar and structures focusing on those frequently used in academic context, including passives, conditionals, using nouns and noun phrases, linking expressions and others. It also includes work on difficult areas of pronunciation. Class activities include individual, pair and group work.
Credit is awarded for:
- Regular attendance (maximum three absences)
- Active participation
- Moodle portfolio – written assignments and on-line exercises.
- Personalized vocabulary list on https://quizlet.com/
- A minimum mark of 70 per cent on final end-of-term test
A minimum of two hours’ homework is expected per week.
Materials: available on Moodle
- It is not possible to attend this course without registering on-line first (STAG).