Intensive English course C1

Practical information

  • Teacher:         Sara Cotelli
  • Level:              C1
  • Classroom:    TBA, av. du 1er Mars 26
  • Dates:             From 28 August to 14 September 2023
  • Time:               09h15-11h45 / 13h30-15h00
  • Credits:          3 ECTS    
  • Price:              Students/doctoral students UniNE, PATB : CHF 220.-
                            Academic Staff and Alumni UniNE : CHF 250.-
                            Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 250.-
                            Staff other institutions : CHF 320.-                        

Master’s students who have part of / their entire curriculum in English, doctoral students. 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 (intermediate). If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page “Language courses”.


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

  • take notes in English;
  • interact and participate in seminars and classes in English;
  • do a short presentation on a given more technical subject;
  • use advanced academic grammatical structures in writing and speaking;
  • write an essay;
  • use a learners' dictionary and other such tools to develop their academic vocabulary.

Each session presents tasks and exercises focusing on the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading). Material and examples come from Academia.

Students will get 3 ECTS at the end of the course providing they hand in a small essay, do a short presentation and get >4 at the end-of-course test. Any request for a possible recognition of these credits in the student's main course of study is the student's responsibility.



The course material is going to be made available on Moodle.


Registration will be open from
1 June to 25 August, 2023