Academic English course

Is it for me?

Do you need help with your English academic papers and presentations? Then this is the right course for you. Academic English is designed for students at various stages of their academic career including undergraduate, master’s and PhD students. 

What will I learn?

This course is very open to your needs and questions, so every student can learn from the others. During the 4 group lessons we will cover the basics academic skills such as writing standards for essays, critically analysing academic texts, creating theoretical argumentation, structuring academic papers and other needs expressed by students. During the 4 individual tutorials you will be helped to apply the techniques learned during the group classes as well as with any other academic concerns or areas for improvement.

The course schedule will alternate every week between 2-hour group lessons and 1-hour individual tutorials. Each group consists of 3-4 people and the individual tutorials will be planned according to the students’ scheduling.

The schedule of this course is aligned with the Utrecht University academic calendar so we can focus on both current and future writing projects in an effort to provide the opportunity for both long term and short-term academic success.

Evening classes

We offer these courses in the evenings at 17:15-19:15 or 19:30-21:30. The exact day and time will be decided at the beginning of each block on the basis of the students’ availability.

On-line or off-line?

Our courses can be offered either on-line or in the classroom/hybrid class. During the application process you can give your preference. After applying we set up an intake meeting. During the intake meeting we discuss your goals and expectation for the course and we assess your level. If you have any questions, we can also answer them in that conversation.

Level B2 to C2
Your teacher is Sarah
12 classes per block
2 hours per class*
The material is provided by the teacher.

You need to have an advanced command of English. Please contact us to take a placement test to know which level you are.

*With 3-6 participants a class takes two hours. With 2 participants a class takes one and a half hour. **Course fee ranges between €325 and €500   u-pas discount – If you have a u-pas, you can use your personal budget to pay for (a part of) the course or get a 15% discount on group courses of 4 or more students (not in combination with other discounts or offers).

The classes were dynamic and adapted to the interests of everybody

I had the pleasure of taking an English exam preparation course with Oana and my experience was very successful. In 3 months my English has improved a lot and I feel much more confident now. The classes were dynamic and adapted to the interests of everybody as well. If you are looking for an experience like that I truly recommend taking this course! – Paula

Very satisfactory

I signed up to prepare for the IELTS test. With only a month and a half of study the result was very satisfactory. I would recommend this academy to anyone in the same situation. Adrià

Great teacher

Laurel is a great teacher. I used to discuss the main ideas of my papers with her and we used to have really interesting talks about gender studies and social science in general. This kind of talks improved my arguments and reinforced my ideas in the texts. The course was very useful.


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