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Academic English



This course teaches the students how to present their research in English. During the first half of the course the students are introduced to the writing of an academic paper in good English with attention to such topics as clarity, coherence, cohesion, and information structure. At the end of the first part of the course the students write a short article. However, scientists do not only publish their work in books and journals: they also share the results of their research at international conferences. An academic article will often be the starting-point for such a conference presentation, but it needs to be adapted, because spoken words are governed by different rules than written texts. In the second half of the course presentation techniques are discussed. The last tutorial will be a mini conference at which participants present the articles they have written.

Teaching method

Lectures and seminar

Admission requirements


Course objectives

Course objectives will be made available on Blackboard at the start of the course.

Required reading

To be announced

Test method

Written papers 50%
Presentations 50%

Time table

See: Timetables Philosophy


Drs. A.B. Boers ( )
Drs. D.V. Klisanic ( )


Please register for this course via U-twist. See registration procedure




This course is open to second-year BA students in Philosophy only. Registration is compulsory.