Faculty of Arts


Forms in Academic English


Course overview

This course will help you to write sentences and paragraphs with clear meaning and accurate language. You develop editing skills so you can correct your writing to improve the quality of your work. We analyse the types of texts that university students are expected to read and write and learn to use the style of language that is appropriate for the academic context. Building up word knowledge, especially vocabulary found most often in university texts, is an important part of the course.

Overall, this course covers reading, vocabulary and writing that helps you to understand and produce written texts at university level. A coursebook is provided for this course.

ACADENG 100 is also an approved course for students who have not met the Academic English Language Requirement (AELR). The course is available as an AELR course to students from all faculties except Business.

Course outcomes

At the end of the course the students should be able to:

  • Identify academic vocabulary and understand its use in sentences
  • Recognise and understand main ideas and supporting information in short academic texts
  • Use appropriate academic language and style to create meaning in short writing tasks
  • Understand the text organisation and language of various types of academic texts
  • Use more accurate sentence structures in short writing tasks
  • Use appropriate paragraph structure in short writing tasks
  • Write more coherent, cohesive paragraphs on selected academic topics
  • Edit writing to minimise errors of sentence structure, language form and vocabulary use


Coursework + exam

View the course syllabus

Availability 2021

Summer School, repeated Semester 1 and 2


Coordinator(s)  Lizzy Roe


ACADENG 100 Forms in Academic English


Coursework + exam


ACADENG 100: 15.0 points


May not be taken if ENGWRIT 101 or ESOL 201 or ACADENG 201 or ESOL 210 or ACADENG 210 has previously been passed. This course is available only to students who speak English as an additional language

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