SOAS University of London

International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Academic English

This compulsory English language unit develops your understanding of the academic English style appropriate to successful postgraduate study and prepares you for the final English exam, which tests a range of skills essential for successful essay writing.

  • focus on grammatical accuracy and fluency
  • development of vocabulary and style required in an academic context
  • practice in listening to lectures, note-taking, and reading of academic materials
  • practice in integrating information, ideas and arguments from diverse sources into essays

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