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English for Academic Purposes

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Brush up your academic English!

The use of English is becoming increasingly widespread in the academic world, so it is essential to understand academic English well. This course will help you achieve that goal! Are you struggling to communicate in academic English? Does it almost feel like a ‘foreign’ language to you?Do you find it hard to structure your essays or to give presentations?

Then this course is right for you! Our English for Academic Purposes course will enable you to become a more fluent and accurate user of academic English. You will develop skills to boost your academic writing or to present in English at your university – or at universities or conferences abroad!

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish personal opinions from well-argued statements
  • Distinguish main themes from irrelevancies and digressions
  • Present arguments clearly
  • Write short, to-the-point, academic texts with a clear message
  • Use a set of tools and techniques to extend your academic vocabulary.

    Festival schedule

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    Day
    Free
    Time:17:00 - 18:00
    Day:Mon. 19-08

    This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

    Free
    Time:17:00 - 18:00
    Day:Th. 15-08

    This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

    Presentations
    Time:14:00 - 17:00
    Day:Fri. 16-08

    After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

    Lunch: Playland
    Time:12:30 - 14:00
    Day:Th. 15-08

    After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.This is one of the most popular lunch activities where together with your fellow participants you can enjoy some outdoor games in the main festival area! Join us!

    Free
    Time:17:00 - 18:00
    Day:Tu. 13-08

    This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

    Free
    Time:17:00 - 18:00
    Day:Mon. 12-08

    This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

    Free
    Time:17:00 - 18:00
    Day:Fri. 16-08

    This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

    Free
    Time:17:00 - 18:00
    Day:Sun. 18-08

    This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

    Free
    Time:17:00 - 18:00
    Day:Wed. 14-08

    This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

    Presentations
    Time:09:30 - 12:30
    Day:Sun. 18-08

    Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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    Presentations
    Time:14:00 - 17:00
    Day:Th. 15-08

    After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

    Beaech Volleyball Tournament
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Wed. 14-08

    Enjoy a unique volleyball tournament together with your fellow CuriousU participants! Are you gonna be the winning team? Let's find out!

    Academic language skills
    Time:14:00 - 17:00
    Day:Mon. 12-08

    After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

    Farewell Ceremony
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Mon. 19-08

    This night we'll close off CuriousU 2019 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

    Presentation litteracy
    Time:14:00 - 17:00
    Day:Wed. 14-08

    After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

    CuriousU Participants Departure
    Time:09:00 - 10:00
    Day:Tu. 20-08

    The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

    Breakfast & keynote: Elizabeth Mix
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Fri. 16-08

    Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

    Writing an abstract
    Time:09:30 - 12:30
    Day:Mon. 19-08

    Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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    Free day
    Time:09:30 - 20:00
    Day:Sat. 17-08

    This is your day off. There is no CuriosU programme today but you can arrange your own city trip to Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) Münster (Germany) or Osnabrück (Germany). Have fun!

    Dinner
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Fri. 16-08

    Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

    Writing Lab II
    Time:09:30 - 12:30
    Day:Fri. 16-08

    Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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    Breakfast & keynote: Sofie Berghuis
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Wed. 14-08

    Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our inspirational speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

    Meet-up and pizza
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Sun. 11-08

    Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

    Writing Lab I
    Time:09:30 - 12:30
    Day:Th. 15-08

    Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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    Lunch: Taste the Netherlands & Speed Friending
    Time:12:30 - 14:00
    Day:Mon. 12-08

    After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can try the blind tasting activity and of course make some new friends!

    Lunch: Curious about your future?! & UT students wonders
    Time:12:30 - 14:00
    Day:Tu. 13-08

    After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the chance to get to know the programmes of our university and speak with representatives from our admissions office in case you are interested in continuing your studies here! 

    City Centre Summer Sounds
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Th. 15-08

    Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment at Grolsch Summer Sounds.

    Breakfast & keynote: Peter Joosten
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Sun. 18-08

    Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

    Course
    Time:14:00 - 17:00
    Day:Mon. 19-08

    After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

    Breakfast
    Time:08:15 - 09:00
    Day:Tu. 20-08

    Have a breakfast first.

    Breakfast
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Sat. 17-08

    Breakfast served!

    Breakfast & keynote: Neil Sheridan
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Mon. 19-08

    Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

    Music Night
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Fri. 16-08

    Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent! Next to that, a dj to play music and karaoke activity are planned for you!

    Quiz Night
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Sat. 17-08

    We will host a cool pubquiz.

    Subtleties in writing
    Time:09:30 - 12:30
    Day:Wed. 14-08

    Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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    Incorporating feedback
    Time:14:00 - 17:00
    Day:Sun. 18-08

    After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

    Lunch: Cherishing Memories & Pinatas
    Time:12:30 - 14:00
    Day:Mon. 19-08

    After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. Here is the chance to lock all the memories you made the last days into pictures! During that lunch break you also have the chance to break some pinatas!

    Dinner ΒΒQ
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Wed. 14-08

    We will serve an amazing BBQ dinner tonight!

    Movie night
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Sun. 18-08

    We'll watch a cool movie together !

    Arrival day: check in
    Time:10:00 - 18:00
    Day:Sun. 11-08

    The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

    Jogging & sightseeing campus
    Time:15:00 - 21:00
    Day:Sun. 11-08

    Want to do some sports and see some cool locations on campus? During this activity you'll do both! Jogging around campus will start 15:00 and 17:00. During the sightseeing activity you'll walk around campus with a tourguide. Tours start at 16:00 and 21:00.

    Lunch: ExploreU & VR Parachuting
    Time:12:30 - 14:00
    Day:Fri. 16-08

    After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself by doing some career and personality tests and enjoy VR Parachuting activity !

    Dinner City Centre
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Th. 15-08

    We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

    Dinner
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Sun. 18-08

    Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

    Dinner
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Mon. 19-08

    Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

    Back to Basics I
    Time:09:30 - 12:30
    Day:Mon. 12-08

    Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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    Back to Basics II
    Time:09:30 - 12:30
    Day:Tu. 13-08

    Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

    More information
    Lunch: Dutch Olympic games & Graffiti Workshop
    Time:12:30 - 14:00
    Day:Sun. 18-08

    After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.

    Game Night
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Tu. 13-08

    During this evening activity you can join our Lean Simulation game!

    Dinner
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Tu. 13-08

    We serve you a fantastic dinner!

    Escape Rooms
    Time:20:00 - 23:00
    Day:Mon. 12-08

    Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing escape rooms.

    Breakfast & keynote: Miriam Iliohan & Mélanie Droogleever Fortuyn
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Mon. 12-08

    We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspirational speech!

    Breakfast & keynote: Peter-Paul Verbeek
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Tu. 13-08

    Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

    Dinner
    Time:18:00 - 20:00
    Day:Mon. 12-08

    Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

    Lunch: C-the future of research & Dance Workshop
    Time:12:30 - 14:00
    Day:Wed. 14-08

    After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can do one of the following lab tours: Behavioral Management and Sciences LabWearable Robotics Lab, combined tour in AeroAcoustic WindTunnel & Rapid Prototyping LabNanoLab or the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine.  

    Breakfast & keynote: Geke Ludden
    Time:08:15 - 09:30
    Day:Th. 15-08

    Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

    Presenting your ideas & Debating game
    Time:14:00 - 17:00
    Day:Tu. 13-08

    After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and have some discussion and exercises on the topic.

    Course details

    For this course it´s  necessary to bring your own laptop (in order to prepare for the classes and do the in-class writing assignments).

    • Entry level (CEF): English level B1
    • Target group: students or university staff who use English for academic purposes
    • Study load: attending every session is essential and active participation is expected. Homework is compulsory and will take approximately two hours a day. The study load for this course is approximately 1.5 ECTS.

      Course leader

      Marloes van Amerom

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