Academic grammar and vocabulary

Practical information

  • Teacher:          Sara Cotelli
  • Level:              C1
  • Classroom:     TBA
  • Address:         Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:               Monday 12:15pm - 1.45pm   
  • Dates:              From 26 September to 19 December, 2022
  • Credits:           3 ECTS
  • Price:               Students/doctoral students UniNE, PATB : CHF 182.-
                             Academic Staff UniNE : CHF 234.-
                             SAN members, Alumni, CHF 254.-
                             Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 254.-
                             Staff other institutions : CHF 306.-

Bachelor’s students who want to prepare for courses in English. Master’s students who do not have a good command of English. PhD students who need to write in English and have to brush up their grammar. This course prepares participants to use English in an academic environment.

There are no special entry requirements except for the students’ level of English. The course is aimed at students whose proficiency level is at least B2+ (upper-intermediate). 

All registrants for this course must come to the EMA before the beginning of the semeser to take a "Placement Test".


At the end of the intensive course, students will be able to:

  • use several tools to expand their academic vocabulary
  • be aware of key concepts to structure their vocabulary acquisition
  • use confidently complex grammatical structures to write complex sentences

Each session presents tasks and exercises focusing on vocabulary or grammar but allowing students to practice the four skills (speaking, writing, reading and listening).

Students will get 3 ECTS at the end of the course providing they do the required homework and get a grade of at least 4 in the end-of-course test.

The course material will be distributed in class.


Registration will be open from
5 to 23 September 2022

English Tutorial

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week during the semester :