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Academic Writing Course

Our Academic English Writing Evening Course in London is for students who intend to study or currently study at a British university or further education college and need to improve their formal writing skills.

This 4 or 8 week evening course is held twice a week from 18.30 - 20.30, normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and with a maximum of 10 participants on a course, students are guaranteed a very good level of personal attention from our highly-qualified and experienced teachers. 

The course is a practical one and covers key aspects of Academic English writing.

On the course students will:

  • Study the 'process approach' to writing - including brainstorming, planning and drafting
  • Focus on the micro-skills of writing: effective introductions & conclusions, communicating ideas clearly, using evidence to support ideas, and learning more complex sentence structures
  • Develop formal academic style and understand different types of essay
  • Review common grammar mistakes and build up useful vocabulary
  • Receive guidance for assignments set by university
  • Develop the ability to paraphrase and summarise and how to avoid plagiarism
  • Using a consistent referencing system

The key objective of the course is to improve students' Academic English writing. Typically the main need is to improve the ability to write essays of sometimes considerable length.  With academic writing in English, it is important students get better at writing in a formal objective way. This is reflected in the use of the passive and objective/scientific vocabulary and phrases. These are common features of academic English writing, as is the need for clear structuring of the content from introduction to conclusion.

The course is a practical one and covers key aspects of Academic English writing.

Your evening course includes

  • Classroom materials and first course book
  • SGI self-study workbook and study skills guide
  • Free social programme activities
  • Free Academic Advice (by appointment)
  • Welcome Pack
  • Certificate of Progress

Key Features

From £235 / £415
Group Size 10
Hours Per Week4 [18:30-20:30]
Duration 4/8
Levels Intermediate-Advanced
Minimum age 18
Progress Individual testing & guidance
Course days Tuesdays & Thursdays
Start dates 07/02; 07/03; 4/4; 2/5; 6/6

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Who is this course for?

  • For people living and working in London
  • Who want to improve their English in evening time
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