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ULC22002a Digital Badge Academic Language for Reading and Writing (Thursdays) is a Course

ULC22002a Digital Badge Academic Language for Reading and Writing (Thursdays)

Ended 6 Apr 2023

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Full course description

This Digital Badge Short Course is delivered online.

Academic Language for Reading & Writing

This is a 5-week course (1 x 2 hour sessions a week = 10 hours in total).  

Day/Time: Courses will be offered on Thursdays from 2pm to 4 pm.

Course Dates:

Thu 9 March to Thu 6 April 2023

LevelMinimum CEFR LEVEL: B2. This course is aimed at those who are beginning to develop their academic language for reading and writing. The focus is on building on participants' existing knowledge and experience of communication in a university environment.

Assessment: Assessment is minimal on this course as the main aim of this course is for participants to apply what they are learning to their academic work. However, to receive the digital badge there is a short review assessment at the end of the course.


Academic Language for Reading & Writing: This course will give you the opportunity to reflect on differences between your previous education, learn about what is expected at UCC and develop the language for academic reading and writing.

These are some of the areas that the course focuses on:

             Academic Reading:

Developing critical readings skills via critical reading questions, selecting appropriate and credible sources using the CRAAP test, using synthesizing grids to make notes to help synthesise and incorporate sources into your writing

Academic Writing:

Developing language techniques to effectively paraphrase, using hedging to add caution to your writing to avoid overgeneralisations when giving opinions, making arguments or claims, using language to create cohesion and coherence to help your writing read more smoothly, using language to integrate and synthesise reading sources, identifying the differences between descriptive, analytical, evaluative and reflective writing.

Cost for one Digital Badge Course:  €160

Other Digital Badge Course:  ULC22003a Academic Language for Speaking and Listening Mondays 2pm - 4pm.

Cost for two Digital Badge Courses:  €310 - Register for both courses at: ULC22006a (Digital Badge Package)

Note: For international students currently on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at UCC, including Erasmus and other visiting students, UCC Language Centre offers a limited number of free-of charge places on these Digital Badge courses. Places are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please contact