Welcome to English for Chemistry and English for Materials Science at the University of Crete (UOC)! This undergraduate programme lies heavily on your ability to understand, speak, read and write in English in a manner that abides by the scholarly and scientific conventions around the world.
In the first year, you will be reading science-related academic texts in English and you will be expected to write and produce a considerable amount of essays or tasks in order to be able to proceed to the next level. Your class will be divided in two groups and participation (contribution to discussions) is necessary for you to get a high score. Please contact your instructor Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts for further details (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 2810545102).
You may opt out of the Language support scheme (for English 1 only) if you are a Proficiency holder ONLY. Proficiency Certificate Holders (C2 Level, Cambridge or Michigan) can be exempted from English 1 requirements (such as the Presentations and the Final exam) if they score 7.5 or higher in the Diagnostic test to be held on the first week of October in the Seminar Room of the Chemistry Department (next to the Postgraduate Secretariat Office), time TBC. Those of you that are found to be of appropriate level will be required to complete one weekly task; join the current online course in order to provide corrective feedback to three students (for all five assignments).
For more information, you may go to chemistryenglish.wordpress.com , our class website.
English for Chemistry courses 1 and 2 are compulsory for all UOC students and they are a prerequisite for graduation.
English 2 is not more demanding than English 1 in terms of vocabulary. It is more demanding in terms of contribution and participation. However, no students can be exempted from English 2. This is a coursework and presentation- based module with NO EXAMS. You will be joining an online platform in order to submit your coursework every week and give feedback to your peers.
Academic English and Chemistry Terminology
In year 3, there is also an optional course available which offers advice on how to write and publish chemistry papers (research).
We hope that you will meet or even exceed the requirements of the above modules,
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