The English course for doctoral students is designed to meet the specific language needs of doctoral candidates. It recognizes the importance of having English language skills for conducting research, writing academic papers, and engaging in academic communication within the international academic community.

Learning Objectives :

This course aims to develop students' autonomy in their use of the English language in reading, writing, listening, and interaction, with the goal of achieving a B2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The CEFR serves as a reference for this teaching-learning process and employs the concept of communicative competence.

This course aims to: 

a) In terms of knowledge:

  • Acquire a deep understanding of the grammar and syntax of academic English.
  • Learn a broad range of academic vocabulary related to various disciplines.
  • Understand academic writing conventions, such as the structure of essays and research papers.

b) In terms of skills:

  • Develop reading skills to comprehend complex academic texts.
  • Improve listening skills to understand academic presentations and recordings.
  • Practice oral expression skills to actively participate in academic discussions and presentations.

c) In terms of attitudes and personal development:

  • Cultivate self-confidence when communicating in English in academic contexts.
  • Adopt an open attitude toward learning and the continuous improvement of English language skills.
  • Develop perseverance to overcome obstacles and challenges related to learning the English language.