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English for Academic Purposes Summer Course, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Are you entering an English-language Bachelor or Master program and want to quickly take your academic English skills up to C1 level? This three-week intensive course gives you the fast-paced, intensive boost you need to write and present in English at an academic level.


  • During this three-week intensive course, you will be prepared for academic use of English (listening, reading, and most notably writing and speaking). Attention will be paid to grammatical accuracy and complexity. The writing part also deals with the construction of paragraphs, different text structures, proper referencing of sources, and argumentation. You have to write an individual paper (or research report) on a topic of your choice.
  • You will improve your speaking skills by means of discussions, debates and other assignments. You will also practice how to deliver an oral presentation including rhetorical devices, pronunciation, presentation techniques, and language practice.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have:

  • Increased confidence in presenting and speaking in English.
  • Improved academic writing skills, including grammar and style.
  • Increased knowledge and active use of academic vocabulary.
  • The target level of this course is B2+ for the lower group or C1 for the higher group.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Between the two lectures, time is reserved for independent study during which you are required to work on homework assignments and language areas in which you feel you need more practice. This is an intensive course for which you should reserve at least 40 hours per week.
  • Lessons are taught in the Language Center classrooms in interactive sessions. There will of course be some instruction by your teacher, but you will also discuss topics, do assignments or other activities in class, give and receive peer-to-peer feedback, have writing workshops, and so on. Each Wednesday, we have a special activity (compulsory).
Assessment of the course learning objectives are as follows:
  • Argumentative essay or research report (approx. 1500 words)
  • Academic oral presentation
  • Language exam (grammar, vocab, style)
Course materials
  • Reader on Blackboard provided by the University
  • A collection of electronic sources and tools provided by the University

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Student must have at least a B2 level of English according to the Common European Framework.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    630 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • National Applies to you

    630 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 630 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • € 720 for external participants (including prospective students);
No scholarships are available.

Living costs for Tilburg

  • 700 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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