Academic writing C1

Practical information

  • Teacher:           Suzana Zink
  • Level:               C1
  • Classroom:     C56
  • Address:          Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time:                Thursday, 12:15pm - 1:45pm
  • Dates:              February: 29   March: 7, 21, 28  April: 11, 18, 25   Mai: 02, 16, 23
  • Credits:            3 ECTS
  • Price:                Students/UniNE : CHF 182.-
                              Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 254.-

This course is aimed at Bachelor’s and Master’s students who need to produce written work in English.

There are no special entry requirements except for the students’ level of English, which must be at least B2. If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page "Language courses".

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

The course will allow students to:
  • familiarise themselves with the format of different types of academic texts
  • recognize the main features of academic style
  • discuss practical issues related to plagiarism, paraphrasing and citation conventions
  • practise summarizing existing research
  • produce a set number of written assignments

The ten sessions will cover a variety of topics including the characteristics of academic writing, plagiarism and paraphrasing, the structure of an academic paper and writing an introduction and conclusion. Depending on the type of practice, students will be required to work individually, in pairs or to take part in whole-class activities.

To receive 3 ECTS credits for the course, students will be expected to attend regularly and to submit a maximum of four written assignments for assessment. Please note that the recognition of these credits by the student's own Faculty falls outside the remit of the Centre de langues.

The course material will be distributed in class. Students are required to contribute
CHF 10.- towards the cost of printing and photocopying.

English Tutorial

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week during the semester