Grammar for Academic Purposes

Practical information

  • Teacher:           Lise-Marie Moser
  • Level:               B2-C1
  • Classroom:     TBA
  • Address:          Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:               Monday 12:15pm - 1:45pm
  • Dates:              23 September to 16 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 their studies, with an emphasis on academic grammar.

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 B1+. If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page “Enseignement.”

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

Bythe end of the course, students should be able to:

  • write complex sentences with ease.
  • adopt a style appropriate to academic contexts.
  • use their detailed understanding of English syntax to write in English for academic purposes with confidence and accuracy.

Each session covers a different topic. Students will have to work individually, in pairs or take part in whole class activities. The course focuses on grammar, and we will learn this grammar in context, using an approach based on observation, systematisation and practice.

To receive 3 ECTS credits, participants will be required to :

  • attend regularly (no more than three absences per semester) 
  • pass the end-of-semester test

Any request for a possible recognition of these credits in the student's main course  of study is the student's responsibility.

Students will use Paterson, Ken and Roberta Wedge Oxford Grammar for EAP. English grammar and practice for Academic Purposes, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Paperback ISBN: 9780194329996

eBook ISBN: 9780194336741

The chapters of the book covered in the course will be available in PDF format on Moodle.

Additional materials will be provided.



Registration will be open from
2 to 27 September 2024

English Tutorial

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week during the semester