Program Dates: August 2-September 3, 2021
Credits: No Credits Offered
Application Deadline: TBD
The program is intended for students seeking to improve their academic English language skills before beginning their undergraduate or graduate studies at Tel Aviv University or elsewhere. Prior to beginning the program, students should already have high intermediate to advanced level proficiency in English. The program offers two non-credit courses which focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in academic contexts. Students can choose to enroll in one or both courses. Topics covered include building academic vocabulary, reading more efficiently, writing academic papers, listening to lectures and note-taking, participating in seminar discussions, and delivering oral presentations. Students will also be guided in library and research skills. The small and intimate courses are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who specialize in teaching English for academic purposes. If enrollment demand is sufficient, it’s possible courses will be offered at lower English proficiency levels as well, but this cannot be guaranteed.
The two non-credit courses offered are as follows:
- Academic English - Reading and Writing (2 academic hours); Generally meets Sundays through Thursdays (exact times TBD; can be found here once updated).
- Academic English - Listening and Speaking (2 academic hours); Generally meets Sundays through Thursdays (exact times TBD; can be found here once updated).
Students can register for both courses or each one individually. In addition, it is usually possible for students to take the Intensive Summer Hebrew Ulpan in conjunction with these courses, as Hebrew Ulpan courses meet during mornings and Advanced English courses meet in the afternoons (again, cannot be guaranteed and could vary each summer; check here for more updated details). In addition, in general the university is closed for summer break during the third week of August. The Advanced English courses usually do not meet during this week; however, in Summer 2021 Advanced English will meet during this week. Hebrew Ulpan continues to meet during this summer vacation week.
Beatriz Torrillas, Spain
As result of the 2019 academic English summer courses, my level of English has greatly increased. The multidisciplinary composition of the courses provided me broad knowledge based on academic requirements, helping me adapt my writing and speaking style to the academic English style. Such an approach was not only balanced, but also me practical strategies and tools to my needs and future studies.