The aim of the course is to provide students with the grammar (level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and the practice necessary in order to acquire academic speaking and reading comprehension skills.

Articles on the evolution of English and its use in the world today will be analyzed so as to present grammar and other aspects of language related to English in real linguistic contexts. The course will, thus, offer academic reading practice useful for students who wish to study in English or in an English-speaking environment as well as for students preparing for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Throughout the course, students will also become familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and with some aspects of English pronunciation.