General English C1

Practical Information

  • Teacher:           Suzana Zink
  • Level:               C1 
  • Classroom:      TBA
  • Address:          Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:                Wednesday 12:15pm - 1:45pm
  • Dates:               18 September to 18 December 2024
  • Credits :           3 ECTS
  • Price:               Students/doctoral students UniNE; PATB : CHF 182.-
                             Academic staff UniNE: CHF 234.-
                             Alumni, SAN : CHF 254.-
                             Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.): CHF 254.-
                             Staff other institutions: CHF 306.-

Students who would like to become more confident in using English for study purposes and outside the classroom.

The course is aimed at students whose proficiency level is around B2+.

You will be asked to come to the EMA before the beginning of the semester to take a "Placement Test".

The course will allow students to :

  • use a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures at advanced level
  • express their views on a variety of topics
  • familiarise themselves with different types of text and different sets of writing conventions
  • manage complex reading and listening tasks

Each session will cover a different topic and students will work individually, in pairs or take part in whole-class activities. Key grammar points will be refreshed. Speaking practice will include providing personal information and discussing topics of personal and academic / scientific interest at an advanced level.  

Students will receive 3 ECTS credits for the course if they meet the following requirements: regular attendance (no more than three absences per semester), one written assignment and a passing grade in the end-of-semester test. 
Please note that the recognition of these credits by the students' own Faculty depends 
on their programme of study and cannot be guaranteed by the Language Centre.

The course material will be distributed in class. Students will be required to contribute CHF 10.- towards the cost of photocopying.


Registration will be open from
2 to 27 September 2024

English Tutorial

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week during the semester