General Course description

English for Chemistry and English for Material Science are English for Specific Purposes (E.S.P.) and English for Academic Purposes (E.A.P.) courses tailored to the needs of first year undergraduate students of UOC.


  • To familiarize students with chemical terminology and introduce the skills and language of the laboratory, graphs and charts, chemical equations, chemistry related note-taking, summarizing, report writing, classifying, comparing, describing processes and instructions.
  • To enable students to communicate their English effectively in a scientific context, to write in a manner adequate to the ACS style for chemists.
  • To enable students master the language of science and achieve academic and professional development.

You can find the syllabus of all five courses provided by School of Science and Engineering of the University of Crete on the sidebar on your right.  All courses in this website are in-sessional courses and are taught during winter and spring semester.

In the summer we offer a pre-sessional “Academic English for Chemistry Graduates” programme for international students.

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