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UENG0001 English Reading for Academic Purposes (CEFR B2-C1), 3 ECTS cr. 
Code UENG0001  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name English Reading for Academic Purposes (CEFR B2-C1)  Abbreviation English Reading 
Credits3 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeLanguage studies Subject0004 English 
ClassCourse  Hours  
Study right   GradingPass, Fail, Grades 1-5 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Language Centre 


The course provides the student with an opportunity to develop critical reading skills by exploring texts and terminology typically encountered in academic study and the student’s field of study. The objective of the course is to develop skills, strategies and other resources the student will need to read discipline-specific texts more effectively.

Upon successful completion of the course the students should be able to
1) read and understand discipline-specific texts in English
2) use reading strategies
3) recognise various text structures and terminology
4) identify, access and retrieve different types of texts
5) understand the structure of academic and scientific articles
6) follow research in their field of study.


Reading academic articles and other professional literature.

Previous studies 

Upper secondary school or equivalent.


Individual reading, discussion in small groups and in a whole-class format, some pair work. Exercises 36 h.


Active participation in classroom sessions and successful completion of the course assignments.


Pass/fail based on completion of the work for the course, including the oral or written presentation of three articles.


Spring term

Target Group 

First-year students.


Gabriel Chavez

Language of instruction 




Additional information 

An optional placement examination will be arranged on the Language Centre's make-up exam days. Students attaining a score of 80 % or higher on the examination will be exempted from the course. This standard requires a strong background in English and familiarity with terminology in main subject studies.


Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type ECTS cr. Teacher Schedule
Registration not required. English Reading for Academic Purposes, Art Education  Group Exercise  Gabriel Chavez 
14.03.22mon 09.00-12.00
15.03.22tue 09.00-12.00
17.03.22thu 09.00-12.00
18.03.22fri 09.00-12.00
21.03.22mon 09.00-12.00
22.03.22tue 09.00-12.00
23.03.22wed 09.00-12.00
24.03.22thu 09.00-12.00
25.03.22fri 09.00-12.00
Registration not required. English Reading for Academic Purposes, Applied Arts  Group Exercise  Gabriel Chavez 
14.03.22mon 12.00-15.00
15.03.22tue 12.00-15.00
17.03.22thu 12.00-15.00
18.03.22fri 12.00-15.00
21.03.22mon 12.00-15.00
22.03.22tue 12.00-15.00
23.03.22wed 12.00-15.00
24.03.22thu 12.00-15.00
25.03.22fri 12.00-15.00

Upcoming exams
No exams.