CLA Academics

  • What it is

    Academic English Skills Courses

  • Who it’s for

    Students enrolled on PhD programmes

  • What it’s for

    To improve targeted English language skills for research

  • When

    Each semester

The Academic English Skills Courses are dedicated specifically to students enrolled on PhD programmes, and they are an integral part of ‘Cross-Curricular Soft Skills for Doctoral Students’. The aim of these courses is to broaden your knowledge of the syntax, lexis and register of academic English, to acquire greater competence in written and spoken communication, to write articles, and to prepare for conferences and seminars.

Each course last for 50 hours online: 24+2 synchronous and 24 asynchronous. The asynchronous component of the course is completed on the CLA platform and includes activities, exercises and materials for study. Participation requires a contribution from your Department. Attendance is obligatory (70% of the lessons), and you must pass the end of course evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance and an Open Badge certificate for the skills acquired.

For information regarding access to the course and/or to the programme, please consult the page Cross-Curricular Soft Skills for Doctoral Students – AcES Academic Language Skills.


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