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Academic Study Communication Skills in Budapest Hungary

Many international or local students, and business professionals, require academic English and business communication skills support after commencing university studies to meet degree requirements for the objective of graduation, and post graduate employment interview and work place skills.

English for academic purposes (EAP) entails training students, usually in a higher education setting, to use language appropriately for study. It is one of the most common forms of English for specific purposes (ESP).  AIEC in Budapest can offer such support to students, groups and inside faculty for remedial communication support whether that be academic writing, critical analysis, presentation and other skills with flexible delivery.

An EAP program focuses instruction on skills required to perform in an English-speaking academic context across core subject areas generally encountered in a university setting.  Programs may also include a more narrow focus on the more specific linguistic demands of a particular area of study, for example business subjects.

Outside Anglophone countries, English-medium universities may have a preparatory school where students can spend a year or two working on their English and academic skills before starting degree courses. EAP courses running alongside other degree courses may be based on the American English and Composition model, or may employ Content-based instruction, either using material from the students’ degree subjects or as an independent, elective-like course. These in-sessional courses may be desirable more to help students develop study skills and required academic practices than for language development

In common with most language teaching, EAP instruction teaches vocabulary, grammar and the four skills (reading, writing, speaking – including pronunciation – and listening), but usually tries to tie these to the specific study needs of students; for example, a writing lesson would focus on writing essays rather than, say, business letters. Similarly, the vocabulary chosen for study tends to be based on academic texts. In addition, EAP practitioners often find that, either directly or indirectly, they are teaching study skills and often having to tackle differences in educational culture, such as differing attitudes to plagiarism.

This trend has become more prominent as the numbers of foreign students attending universities, and other institutions across the Anglosphere, has increased over the last decade.

With ongoing needs analysis any custom program can be delivered in our office, your home or in faculty on campus.

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