Grammar for Academic Purposes - Flexi-course

Practical information

  • Teacher:           Lise-Marie Moser
  • Level:               C1-C2
  • Classroom:     TBA
  • Address:          UniMail, Av. Emile-Argand 11
  • Time:               Wednesday, 12:30pm - 1:15pm   
  • Dates:              From 16 September to 16 December, 2020
  • Credits :           2 ECTS
  • 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.

Students will get 2 ECTS at the end of the course. Any request for a possible recognition of these credits in the student's main course of study is the student's responsibility. Assessment methods are being tailored to the context of the sanitary crisis and will be announced soon.

Oxford Grammar for EAP. English grammar and practice for Academic Purposes

Paterson, Ken and Roberta Wedge
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 above.

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


Registration will be open from
31 August to 18 September, 2020

Tutorial Fall semester

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week: