English for Academic Purposes for students in Social Sciences

English for Academic Purposes for bachelor students in Social Sciences

This course is aimed at students who wish to do the Master's degree in the social sciences but who have not yet attained the required level C1 for English.

Practical Information

Number of classes: 20 classes of 3 hours (including break)
Preparation: Approximately 3 hours per lesson
Target group: Bachelor students of Social Scienses, University of Leiden
Group size: Minimum of 6, maximum of 10 students
Language of instruction: English
Course conclusion: Certificate of attendance (minimum attendance: 80% of the lessons)
Course material: Pass Cambridge Bec; Vantage Student's Book. Wood, Ian; Pile, Louise.
The books are not included in the course fee. They are available from all good bookshops.
Price: € 1100,- for Leiden University students 
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Course Programme

Code    Day    Times   Course Period        Enrol Before 
EAP-SC    Mon-Fri   13-16 hours   9 Jan - 3 Feb 2012 19 Dec. 2011 

Level and Admission


The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Skills                                Starting level          Target level
Listening B2 C1
Reading B2 C1
Speaking production     B2 C1
Speaking interaction B2 C1
Writing B2 C1
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Course Description

The course is based on the internationally recognised IELTS test. All four skills will be dealt with: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The topics in the lesson focus on language in an academic environment. Due to the fact that students will be required to make class presentations and engage in class discussion in the English language, attention will be paid to practising these skills in a variety of ways. During the course, a workbook will be used which will be distributed during the first lesson.
The course comprises twenty seminars of three hours and will conclude with a test in the last session. Participants are required to attend at least 80% of the course and will receive a certificate. Students who are preparing to do a degree abroad can sit the IELTS exam. Please note: The exam is not held at the University of Leiden.

Last Modified: 12-09-2014