Student courses

The courses offered below are available for students currently studying at AKU who wish to develop the academic English language skills they need to study more effectively. The availability of places is limited, so it is important to book your seat as soon as possible.

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You can find information about the courses currently available and how to book your seat.


Language Accuracy in Writing (Online) - B2

This course focuses on developing accuracy in academic writing. You will be exposed to and have the opportunity to practise elements of language that are essential for writing clear and accurate academic texts.

The course will cover writing accurate sentences and paragraphs, using academic vocabulary and grammar precisely and appropriately. You will also focus on developing correct use of punctuation, identifying and correcting common mistakes, and learning proofreading strategies to make sure your writing is accurate.

This course is ideal for AKU students who want to improve their academic writing skills and need to focus on accuracy. It is aimed at students who have B2 level of English.

This is a 6-week online course, and you will be expected to dedicate at least 3 hours of study per week.

You can find more information about this course in the Cou​rse Specification.

Eligibility: AKU students - All
Delivery: Online course with tutor support​​​
Duration: 6 weeks
Hours of study: 18 hours in total
Certification:
ELE_net Certificate of Completion and Performance Report
Course fees:
No fee applied
Next start date: 16 October 2017
Booking deadline:
11 October 2017 (closed)

Introduction to Academic Reading (Online) - B1/B2

This course focuses on developing academic reading skills. You will be familiarized with the basic concepts of surface reading and deep reading. Your course tutor will guide you through the reading process, speed reading, and the text structure of common academic genres (namely textbooks and research articles).

This course is ideally suited for students at AKU who need support in developing their academic reading skills. It is aimed at students who have B1 or B2 level of English.

You will be expected to commit to three hours’ study a week for three weeks. You will be able to complete the course content in your own time.

You can find more information about this course in the Course Specification.
Eligibility: AKU students - All
Delivery: Online course with tutor support​​​
Duration: 3 weeks
Hours of study: 9 hours in total
Certification:
ELE_net Certificate of Completion
Course fees:
No fee applied
Next start date: 16 October 2017
Booking deadline:
11 October 2017 (closed)


Introduction to Academic Writing (Online) - B1/B2

This course will provide you with a brief introduction to academic writing, enabling you to gain an awareness and understanding of some key features of this kind of writing.

We will introduce the main features of academic writing; content, organisation, and language.

Your course tutor will provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your writing and individual guidance on how you can improve further.

This course is ideal for 1st year undergraduate students at AKU who need support in developing their academic writing skills. It is aimed at students who have B1/B2 level of English.

You will be expected to commit to three hours a week for four weeks. You will be able to complete in your own time.

You can find more information about this online course in the Course Specification.

Eligibility: AKU students - All
Delivery: Online course with tutor support​​​
Duration:
4 weeks
Hours of study:​
12 hours in total
Certification:
ELE_net Certificate of Completion
Course fees:
No fee applied
Next s​ta​​rt date:
16 October 2017
B​o​​​oking ​de​adline:
11 October 2017​ (closed)​​​


Integrating Academic Reading Into Writing (Online) - B2

This course focuses on developing your writing skills in using English for Academic Purposes. The main aim of the course is to provide you with the language skills required to effectively read and integrate academic source materials into your writing.

Integrating Academic Reading Into Writing is aimed at students with a B2 level of English who are required to produce extended academic writing texts as part of their programme. 

You will be expected to complete all the activities required on the course and keep up with the weekly schedule.

You can find more information about this course in the Course Specification.

Eligibility: AKU students - All
Delivery: Online course with tutor support​​​
Duration:
6 weeks
Hours of study:​
18 hours in total
Certification:
ELE_net Certificate of Completion and Performance Report
Course fees:
No fee applied
Next s​ta​​rt date:
13 November 2017
B​o​​​oking ​deadline:
3 Nov​ember 2017​

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Ac​a​demic ​​Speaking - B1

This course will focus on developing your speaking skills in using English for Academic Purposes. The main aim of the course is to provide you with the language and skills needed to participate with greater confidence in academic classes and discussions. 

The course content will focus on the language used in giving presentations and taking parts in discussions on academic topics. 

Your course tutor will provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your English and individual guidance on how you can improve further.

These courses are aimed at students who have B1 level of English on the CEFR. The B1 level represents an intermediate standard of language proficiency. 

You can find more information here about B1 course.
​Eligibility: AKU students - Karachi
Delivery: Face-to-face with online learning  
Duration: 8 weeks
Hours of study: 32 expected in total (16 classroom and 16 online) approx. 8 hours per week
Certification: ELE_net Certificate of Completion and Performance Report
Course fees:
​No fee applied
​Next start date: ​​23/25 October 2017 ​
​Class details:
Group A:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (every Monday)
Group B:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (every Wednesday)
Booking d​eadline​: 13 October 2017 ​(closed)​


A​cademic Speaking - B2

This course will focus on developing your speaking skills in using English for Academic Purposes. The main aim of the course is to provide you with the language and skills needed to participate with greater confidence in academic classes and discussions. 

The course content will focus on the language used in giving presentations and taking parts in discussions on academic topics. 

Your course tutor will provide feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your English and individual guidance on how you can improve further.

These courses are aimed at students who have B2 level of English on the CEFR. The B2 level represents an upper-intermediate standard of language proficiency. 

You can find more information here about B2 course .
Eligibility: AKU students - Karachi
Delivery: Face-to-face with online learning  
Duration: 8 weeks
Hours of study: 32 expected in total (16 classroom and 16 online) approx. 8 hours per week
Certification: ELE_net Certificate of Completion and Performance Report
Course fees:
No fee applied
​Next start date: ​​​​23/25 October 2017 
​Class details:
Group A:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (every Monday)
Group B:  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (every Wednesday)
Booking d​eadline​:
13 October 2017 ​​(full, and closed)