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English for Academic Writing

English for Academic Writing 1

360,00 
  • 24 teaching units
  • 12 weekly lessons
  • 90 minutes
  • Format: Group (3-8)
  • Place: Online
  • ZENITH lingo Language Academy
    Course start: 2023-01-23
  • ZENITH lingo Language Academy
    Course end: 2023-04-29
  • ZENITH lingo Language Academy
    Registration end: 2023-01-20
Course ID: EAW_1
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Weekly:
2 units (90 minutes) / 4 units (180 minutes) / 6 units (270 minutes) / 8 units (360 minutes) / 10 units (450 minutes) / 12 units (540 minutes)

Semi-intensive:
25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons, 5 units (225 minutes) per day

Intensive:
24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons, 8 units (360 minutes) per day

1. Course description

Academic English program at ZENITH lingo Language Academy

Our Academic English program has been designed to help students improve their English language skills for academic purposes. Whether you are a university student, a researcher, or a professional looking to advance your career, our course will provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in your studies or work.

Our experienced teachers will guide you through the fundamentals of academic English, including grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. You will learn how to write essays, research papers, and other academic texts, and how to effectively present your ideas in class or at conferences. We will also help you develop critical thinking and academic reading skills, so you can understand and analyze complex academic materials.

In addition to the core curriculum, our Academic English course offers a range of specialized electives, such as academic writing for specific disciplines, academic vocabulary development, and test preparation for exams such as the IELTS, TOEFL and GRE.

Enroll in one of our Academic English courses today and take the first step towards achieving your academic and professional goals. Join a supportive and challenging learning environment, and gain the confidence and skills you need to succeed in your studies and career.

English for Academic Writing 1 course

Academic writing refers to the specific language and conventions used when writing papers, articles, and other scholarly works. This type of writing is typically used in academic settings, such as universities and research institutions, to convey complex information and ideas.

Several key characteristics of academic writing make it different from other types of writing.

English for Academic Writing 1 has been exclusively designed to address these issues. It is the introductory course in ZENITH lingo’s Academic English program and aims to help learners understand the key characteristics of academic style.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the English for Academic Writing 1 course, learners will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Those who demonstrate active participation in at least 85% of the classes and achieve a score of 90% or higher on course assessments will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement. These certificates serve as recognition of the student’s dedication and accomplishment in the course.

2. What you will learn

In academic writing, it is essential to use a formal writing style. That means avoiding contractions, using proper grammar and sentence structure, and avoiding slang or colloquial language.

In English for Academic Writing 1, you will learn sentence structure, grammar, and vocabulary. This will help you develop your skills and become more comfortable with more advanced writing techniques covered in other courses of ZENITH lingo’s Academic English program.

Customized course

If you need a different schedule, group size, or content for some lessons, you can customize the course for your particular needs. To get the most out of it, you must book a minimum of 24 units (24 x 45 minutes).

In what formats can I customize the course?

You can customize English for Academic Writing 1 in all formats:

Venue:

ZENITH lingo language classes take part in one of the following venues:

  • online: For online classes ZENITH lingo uses Zoom platform
  • on-site*: These are locations organized by customers.
  • in-house*: These locations are organized by ZENITH lingo

*available only in Mainz, Germany

Class size:

Class size classification defines number of participants per course.

  • one-to-one: 1 participant only
  • pair: 2 participants
  • small group: 3-5 participants
  • mid-size group: 6-10 participants
  • big group: 11-15 participants

Intensity:

You can choose in what intensity you would like to take your preparation course.

  • Weekly courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 12 lessons; 2 units (90 minutes) per lesson without a break. Each lesson is offered weekly. That means each booking lasts 12 weeks.
  • Intensive courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons; 8 units (360 minutes) per day with four 15 minutes coffee breaks and one-hour lunch break per day.
  • Semi-intensive courses consist of 25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons; 5 units (225 minutes) per day with one 15 minutes coffee break

3. Who is this course for?

  • prospective university students
  • bachelor students
  • master students
  • doctoral students
  • researchers
  • academicians

4. Course program

Lesson 1

GRAMMAR: Writing a sentence (part 1) and prepositions

Sentence Structure

  • Simple sentences
  • Conjunctions
  • Compound sentences

Prepositions

  • Between vs. among

VOCABULARY: Key nouns used in Academic Writing (part 1)

  • Nouns and the words they combine with
Lesson 2

GRAMMAR: Writing a sentence (part 2) and prepositions

Sentence Structure

  • Complex sentences
  • Compound-complex sentences

Prepositions of time:

  • during, in, over, throughout

VOCABULARY: Key nouns used in academic writing (part 2)

  • Noun + verb
  • Nouns and prepositions
Lesson 3

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 1) and prepositions

Understanding Clauses:

-Independent/Main/Principal Clause

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Noun Clause
  • Adjective/Relative Clause

Prepositions of time:

  • talking about exceptions

VOCABULARY: Key adjectives used in Academic Writing

  • Key adjectives
  • Adjectives and noun combinations
Lesson 4

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 2) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Adverbial 1
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Manner
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting a Place
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Time
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Purpose

Prepositions after verbs:

VOCABULARY: Key adverbs used in Academic Writing  (part 1)

  • Key adverbs
  • Linking adverbs and sentence adverbs
Lesson 5

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 3) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Adverbial 2
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Cause/Reason
  • Adverbial clause Denoting Result
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Condition

Prepositions after Nnouns:

VOCABULARY: Key adverbs used in Academic Writing (part 2)

  • Key adverbs
  • Linking adverbs and sentence adverbs
Lesson 6

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 4) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Conditional clause
  • Reported clause
  • Comparative clause
  • Complement clause
  • Concessive clause

Prepositions after adjectives:

 VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 1)

  • Key verbs
  • Reporting verbs
Lesson 7

TEST

Lesson 8

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 5) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Coordinate clause
  • Finite Clause vs. Nonfinite clause
  • Verbless clause
  • Clauses of Causes or Reason

Prepositions: Beside, along, against, alongside, aside

VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 2)

  • Key verbs
  • Verbs and the words they combine with
Lesson 9

GRAMMAR: Conjunctions and prepositions

Coordinating Conjunctions

 Prepositions: Across (from), opposite (from), on the other side (of), beyond

VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 3)

  • Key verbs
  • Verbs and prepositions
Lesson 10

GRAMMAR: Conjunctions and Prepositions

Subordinating Conjunctions

Prepositions: Mixed Prepositions

GRAMMAR: Clauses-part 5 and Prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Coordinate clause
  • Finite clause vs. Nonfinite clause
  • Verbless clause
  • Clauses of Causes or Reason

VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 4)

  • Key verbs
  • Verbs and prepositions
Lesson 11

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 6)

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Coordinate clause
  • Finite clause vs. Nonfinite clause
  • Verbless clause
  • Clauses of Causes or Reason

 Prepositions: Mixed Prepositions

 VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 5)

  • Key verbs

Verbs and prepositions

Lesson 12

EXAM

Lesson 1

GRAMMAR: Writing a sentence (part 1) and prepositions

Sentence Structure

  • Simple sentences
  • Conjunctions
  • Compound sentences

Prepositions

  • Between vs. among

VOCABULARY: Key nouns used in Academic Writing (part 1)

  • Nouns and the words they combine with
Lesson 2

GRAMMAR: Writing a sentence (part 2) and prepositions

Sentence Structure

  • Complex sentences
  • Compound-complex sentences

Prepositions of time:

  • during, in, over, throughout

VOCABULARY: Key nouns used in academic writing (part 2)

  • Noun + verb
  • Nouns and prepositions
Lesson 3

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 1) and prepositions

Understanding Clauses:

-Independent/Main/Principal Clause

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Noun Clause
  • Adjective/Relative Clause

Prepositions of time:

  • talking about exceptions

VOCABULARY: Key adjectives used in Academic Writing

  • Key adjectives
  • Adjectives and noun combinations
Lesson 4

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 2) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Adverbial 1
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Manner
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting a Place
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Time
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Purpose

Prepositions after verbs:

VOCABULARY: Key adverbs used in Academic Writing  (part 1)

  • Key adverbs
  • Linking adverbs and sentence adverbs
Lesson 5

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 3) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Adverbial 2
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Cause/Reason
  • Adverbial clause Denoting Result
  • Adverbial Clause Denoting Condition

Prepositions after Nnouns:

VOCABULARY: Key adverbs used in Academic Writing (part 2)

  • Key adverbs
  • Linking adverbs and sentence adverbs
Lesson 6

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 4) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Conditional clause
  • Reported clause
  • Comparative clause
  • Complement clause
  • Concessive clause

Prepositions after adjectives:

 VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 1)

  • Key verbs
  • Reporting verbs
Lesson 7

TEST

Lesson 8

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 5) and prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Coordinate clause
  • Finite Clause vs. Nonfinite clause
  • Verbless clause
  • Clauses of Causes or Reason

Prepositions: Beside, along, against, alongside, aside

VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 2)

  • Key verbs
  • Verbs and the words they combine with
Lesson 9

GRAMMAR: Conjunctions and prepositions

Coordinating Conjunctions

 Prepositions: Across (from), opposite (from), on the other side (of), beyond

VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 3)

  • Key verbs
  • Verbs and prepositions
Lesson 10

GRAMMAR: Conjunctions and Prepositions

Subordinating Conjunctions

Prepositions: Mixed Prepositions

GRAMMAR: Clauses-part 5 and Prepositions

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Coordinate clause
  • Finite clause vs. Nonfinite clause
  • Verbless clause
  • Clauses of Causes or Reason

VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 4)

  • Key verbs
  • Verbs and prepositions
Lesson 11

GRAMMAR: Clauses (part 6)

-Dependent/Subordinate Clause

  • Coordinate clause
  • Finite clause vs. Nonfinite clause
  • Verbless clause
  • Clauses of Causes or Reason

 Prepositions: Mixed Prepositions

 VOCABULARY: Key verbs used in Academic Writing (part 5)

  • Key verbs

Verbs and prepositions

Lesson 12

EXAM

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