This is an intensive course, and students should allow for an average of five to six hours of private study per week when making up their schedules.
It is assumed that students taking Academic Writing I have a command of the English language that approximately corresponds to level B2 ("upper intermediate") of the Common European Framework (CEF). Throughout the semester, students are expected to work towards making the transition to level C1 ("lower advanced"), which, in subsequent courses, is to be extended to the level of C2 ("near native"). The following books may be of particular interest for students who want to improve their theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of English grammar:
Cambridge Advanced Grammar in Use by Martin Hewings (ISBN 978-0-521-53291-4)
Große Lerngrammatik by Hans G. Hoffmann and Marion Hoffmann (ISBN 978-3190026579)
Großes Übungsbuch by Hans G. Hoffmann and Marion Hoffmann (ISBN 978-3190027354).
3) Participants must be in possession of a learner's dictionary, such as the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary (particularly recommended) or the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
Different instructors may use different course materials - please bear this in mind when buying course packs at the copy shop.