Writing for Publication - PhD (C1 → C1+) mid August

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Please note: Babel provides this courses in an online setting. Babel is already offering online language courses, using proven methods.

During your academic career publishing your work is of great importance. Following this writing for publication course will enable you to improve your written academic discourse by increasing your awareness of organization, cohesion, advanced academic vocabulary and use of language. In this advanced course, you will work on your own completed draft, improving it step by step.

By the end of the course, you will become aware of your language needs through analysis, practical tips, critical reading, peer review and discussion.
You will know exactly what your strengths and weaknesses are and how to overcome these. Your own texts will be used as a basis for the writing assignments and you will receive feedback on your work from both the language trainer and the other participants.
The course focuses on:
  • expanding your academic vocabulary
  • improving academic writing skills
  • revising knowledge of grammar
  • expressing ideas in an academic format
  • tips for submitting your paper

The course is suitable for people who have reached CEFR level C1. You are required to do a placement test developed by Babel. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice and writing. A teacher will assess your language skills. On the basis of your test result you will get an advice about which course is suitable for you. Please note that it can take up to 5 working days until your language level is assessed. In case you have already completed the placement test we kindly ask for your patience, the Babel Service Desk will review your application within a few days.

Virtual Classroom
Due to corona, we will teach this course in the virtual classroom. Via the virtual classroom you attend language classes from a distance, together with your fellow students. You are in close contact with your trainer, you can ask questions, share information and chat with fellow students. Watch this video and take a tour through the virtual classroom with one of our teachers!

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Marc Gebuis, MSc

Course aim

To gain increased knowledge of academic writing skills for publishing an academic article. In addition, you will have improved your own written academic article and will be more confident about your own abilities in these areas.

Study load

Contact hours: 27 Hours of self study at the institute: 12 Homework: 11 Total study load: 50 hours.


Course fee:
Course + course materials

More information

Babel Language Institute | Dutch courses Utrecht | T: +31 (0)30 227 0008 | E: info@babel.nl


Application deadline: 15 July 2020

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