Grammar for Academic Purposes

Practical information

  • Teacher:           Lise-Marie Moser
  • Level:               C1-C2
  • Classroom:     TBA
  • Address:          Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:               Tuesday, 12:15pm - 1:00pm   
  • Dates:              From September 18 to December 21, 2018
  • Price:               Students/doctoral students UniNE : CHF 126.-
                             Staff and Alumni UniNE : CHF 168.-
                             Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 168.-
                             Staff other institutions : CHF 182.-

Advanced Bachelor’s and Master’s students, doctoral students.
Advanced learners willing to deepen their understanding of English grammar with a view to using the language in an English-speaking 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. If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page “Enseignement.”

The course will allow students to :

  • write in accurate English
  • adopt a style appropriate to academic contexts
  • use their detailed understanding of English syntax to write confidently in English for academic purposes

Flexi-cours: the course takes place every week for 45 minutes. Students are required to do autonomous work at the Espace Multimédia d’Auto-apprentissage (E.M.A.) for 10 hours during the semester.
The course covers key grammatical areas needed for academic communication (noun phrases, conditionals, relative clauses and adverb position, to quote but a few). Discussion of the grammar points is followed by extensive practice, including typical advanced tasks such as rephrasing and error correction.

The course is assessed by means of an end-of-semester test.

Oxford Grammar for EAP.


Paterson, Ken and Roberta Wedge
English grammar and practice for Academic Purposes, Oxford
Oxford University Press, 2013.

ISBN: 978-0-19-432999-6

Supplementary material will be provided in the form of photocopied handouts.

Please make sure you get a copy of the coursebook before the start of classes.
To order, please use the ISBN number below.

The course book can be purchased online from http://www.buch.ch


Enrolment will be open from September 3 to September 21, 2018

English tutorial Autumn semester

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week:

Autumn semester timetable will be published in August 2018.