Academic English Geschiedenis

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Doel vak

• You have knowledge of the structure and register of academic texts in
your discipline.
• You have insight into the most important stylistic and rhetorical
aspects of formal written texts in English.
• You have insight into the strengths and weaknesses in your own English
writing skills, and know how you can go about expanding the strengths
and reducing the weaknesses.
• You can write a well-structured English text in a formal style about a
subject related to your own degree. The text is free of serious lexical
and grammatical mistakes that have a negative effect on the readability
of your text.
• You have knowledge of and insight into the most important areas of
English grammar, particularly those which typically cause students
problems when writing formal English.
• You have insight into your own strengths and weaknesses in
grammatical terms, and know how to go about resolving the weaknesses.

Inhoud vak

The course consists of a grammar and a writing component.
The grammar component consists of an introduction into the most
important aspects of English grammar, with an emphasis on the structures
which are frequently used in academic language and on structures which
typically cause problems for students when writing formal English.
The writing component consists of a lecture series focusing on the
characteristics of written academic English, plus a series of seminars
which provide practice on specific language elements and also guide
students in the writing of a 1000-word essay.


For writing: 1 hr lecture per week, 2 hr seminar per week
For grammar: 1 hr lecture per week, 2 hr seminar per week


Grammar: multiple choice computer exam (50%).
Writing: a final essay of 1000-1200 words (50%) and a series of
assignments as preparation for the final essay (required, no grade). In
order to pass the course, you need a minimum of 5.5 for both components.

Vereiste voorkennis

English at VWO level.


Mackenzie, J.L. (2014). Principles and pitfalls of English grammar.
Third edition. Bussum: Coutinho.


First year students of Geschiedenis/History.

Overige informatie

This is an obligatory course in the first year programme for
Geschiedenis/History and is not open to students following other

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_EABAALG101
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator A.J. Gambrel
Examinator A.J. Gambrel
Docenten A.J. Gambrel
dr. A.R. Kaal MA

Praktische informatie

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