English for academic purposes : learning english through the web
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This is a virtual elective course for university students who need to use English in their academic work. This means that this subject is not related to a particular degree course (engineering, biology, law, etc.) but it aims to help students develop their language learning skills and at the same time to foster extensive practice in language use, with the Internet as the basic learning tool. Therefore, this is an instrumental course which is essentially practical and emphasizes communication rather than language study. It differs from a traditional language course in that it has been designed basically as a tool to help students learn to learn English. That is to say, the syllabus is not based on specific language content graded in terms of difficulty, but it is composed of a series of practical activities to encourage students to learn English effectively and independently, by choosing materials suited to their level of English and to their learning style. For this reason, this course can be taken by students with different levels of English as long as they are familiar with the basic structures of the language and can more or less communicate in English.