English for Academic Studies - Intensive Course English for Academic Studies is intended for those students of the Assessment Year who need to improve their English language skills prior to commencing a programme of studies in English at the University of St Gallen. Course content This intensive course, consisting of 48 lessons over eight days, will cover the following topics: Listening and Note Taking: This will focus on listening in lectures for gist and key information; making concise and understandable notes. Discussing Academic Topics in English: Participants will learn a range of interactive expressions useful for classroom discussions and will practise these during the course. Presentation Skills: We will work on building confidence and managing presentations. Participants will give a mini-presentation during the course and receive feedback from peers and the teacher. Grammar Refresher: This will involve the aspects of grammar pertinent to academic writing, such as tenses, use of the passive, articles, relative clauses, punctuation etc. Vocabulary: This will include awareness-raising activities, especially on collocations. Academic Writing Skills: This will include aspects such as text structure, cohesive devices and academic style. Participants will have the chance to work on writing an academic essay. Course Date & Registration The next course will take place from Monday 28th August to Wednesday 6th September 2017 (Course number 1,816,1.00). The course will cost CHF 420.- (course materials of CHF 20.- included).