This language course aims to develop students’ confident oral and written communication skills to an advanced level, with an emphasis on writing skills of longer academic essays as well as oral skills mindful of issues of presentation, cultural awareness, attention to register, etc. This is an interactive course in which a variety of authentic materials are used.
This course covers four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Authentic materials will be used in the development of communication skills through practical written and oral exercises (individual and group-based).
European Framework for Languages: B2+
Mode of instruction
Total course load: 140 hrs
Attending classes: 36 hrs
Preparing classes and assingments: 104 hrs
Weekly written contributions: 20%;
Written assessment 1: 20% (due in week 4);
Written assessment 2: 30% (due in week 6);
Oral presentation assessment: 30% (week 5).
The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
Resit for all components (project rewriting and oral presentation): 100% of final mark.
Blackboard will be used for:
- providing study materials
Materials TBA on blackboard
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats
Minimum 80% attendance required to complete the module. Missing an oral presentation or a paper deadline means a grade of 0 for that part.