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Academic English Speaking Advanced


This language course aims to help you further advance your speaking skills at university level.


Participants will improve their speaking skills in English. Classroom activities will consist of practical tasks and various interactive assignments that include:

  • fluency practice through the means of presenting a risk assessment, participating in a seminar debate, delivering a speech, contributing to meetings, presenting a project proposal, providing verbal feedback etc.
  • knowledge on using visual aids and diagrams in a presentational setting.
  • input of academic vocabulary, e.g. collocations, formal/informal language, phrasal verbs
  • grammar, e.g. active, passive voices, prepositions etc.

Learning will take place in an international classroom environment suited to students’ needs. The language trainer will provide instruction and feedback.


Attendance at every session is essential. Active participation is expected. The course is held over 7 weeks, with one session of two hours per week. Homework is compulsory and is expected to take approximately two hours each week.


In order to determine your level and assess which course is appropriate for you, you are required to do the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). This is an online test which consists of a listening component and a grammar and vocabulary (“Use of English”) component. At this moment it is not possible to request a token for the OOPT. Registration is open from 15th June again. 

Sign up courses academic year 2019/2020

The sign up for the language courses for the academic year 2019/2020 is possible from the 15th of June.

Course overview

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    This course is intended for students who wish to further improve their English speaking skills at an advanced level.

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 1 ECTS.

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below

  • Time

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  • Location

    Vrijhof Building

  • Course fee

    UT bachelor and master’s students: €25 (NON-REFUNDABLE administration fee) , payable at registration. Course materials are included.

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 10 and maximum 15 participants

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of English as a foreign Language

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre
    A Monolingual (English / English) Dictionary
    Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary

  • Requirements

    Participants are required to complete an Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) before being accepted for enrolment in a course. At this moment it is not possible to request a token for the OOPT. Registration is open from 15th June again. 

Further Information
UT Language Centre
Support Office
053-489 2040
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Academic English Speaking Advanced
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