Centre for English and World Languages

high quality language and pathway programmes

English and Academic Skills for Exchange Students

Mon 11 to Fri 15 Sep 2017

Applications are now open for 2017-18.


The CEWL course in English and Academic Skills for Exchange Students has been specially designed to help you familiarise yourself with key aspects of British academic culture and to give you the opportunity to experience a typical University of Kent study cycle.

The course introduces you to the main features of academic English and the study skills required to follow your university programme successfully. In addition, you will have the chance to discuss linguistic, cultural and social issues that may be of particular concern to you.

Accommodation is available from Sun 10 Sep (02.00pm) until Sat 16 Sep (10.00am).

What you will learn

You will receive 25 hours intensive tuition from Mon 11 to Fri 15 Sep 2017. The sessions will encourage you to practise and improve your academic and language skills through discussions, written work, oral exercises, group presentations and individual study. Sessions will be mainly in seminar and workshop format, aimed at giving you a thorough preparation for your studies at Kent.

You will practise the following academic skills:

  • Taking part in seminar discussions
  • Doing academic presentations
  • Paraphrasing, summarizing and referencing
  • Using academic vocabulary and grammar
  • Apply critical thinking skills to your academic assignments

You will also learn:

  • How to plan and structure an essay
  • How to synthesise information from various sources, both written and oral
  • The key features of academic style and convention


Below is an indicative timetable for the 2017 course.

Fees and applications

The course tuition fees are £205. In addition to this, Study Abroad Exchange students will be required to pay £147 if they wish to stay in on-campus accommodation for a total of £352 for tuition and accommodation. The Erasmus office at Kent will kindly be covering the accommodation costs for Erasmus Exchange students. Accommodation will be Bed and Breakfast in Rutherford College and is available from 02.00pm on Sun 10 Sep 2017 until 10.00am on Sat 16 Sep 2017 when students will need to move to their main accommodation for the rest of the term / year.

Please fill in the application form below for 2017. Once we have received the required details you will be sent a link to our payments page. Please note that payment should be made by Fri 01 Sep 2017.

Please note that there will be a cancellation fee of £30 for any withdrawals after Fri 01 Sep 2017.




Further information

For further details about the course please email cewl@kent.ac.uk.

For further details about Study Abroad and Erasmus Exchange opportunities please visit the Short Term Studies page or email internationalpartnerships@kent.ac.uk.

Centre for English and World Languages, Keynes College, University of Kent, CT2 7NP

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 19/06/2017