Course – Academic Vocabulary

Academic Vocabulary

This course develops a knowledge of academic style, functional language and high-frequency vocabulary.

 up to 27 units across 5 topics

60+ hours of self-guided “microlearning”

500+ intermediate to advanced activities

develops advanced English, academic knowledge, study skills, critical thinking and autonomous learning

This engaging, interactive course has hundreds of e-learning activities that offer instruction and practice in using academic language structures and avoiding unacademic words and phrases.

Learn about how hedging language, cohesive devices, and reporting verbs can improve the academic style of essays, dissertations or presentations and develop competence in using language resources such as dictionaries and corpora to search for antonyms, synonyms, collocations and subject-specific vocabulary.

Whether your major is Business, Economics, English or Engineering, this comprehensive course is bound to prove useful for improving academic skills and a knowledge of written and spoken English.

Explore units about:

English for Academic Purposes

Word Meanings and Relations

High-Frequency Words

Academic Verbs

Vocabulary Tools

Complete this course to:

+ improve confidence in identifying academic and unacademic language

+ become familiar with using hedging language, reporting language, cohesive devices and functional vocabulary

+ develop an ability to consult word, phrase and collocation lists, as well as dictionaries, thesauri and linguistic corpora

+ better understand how to use antonyms, synonyms, homonyms, polysemes and abbreviations

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enjoy flexible learning and learner autonomy

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