Academic Vocabulary

Conducted by James Thomas 

The course is designed and taught by James Thomas who worked at Masaryk University, Brno for 20 years. He mainly works now as a freelance teacher trainer for CA Institute, NILE, and the British Council and writes and publishes language teaching books. See here:

Who is it for?

If English is not your primary language and you are a university teacher or university student working professionally in English. This course is for you if your English is good, but you have to deal with a lot of vocabulary, known, half-known and unknown.

The following topics are integrated throughout the course:

  • Types of academic vocabulary
  • About terminology
  • The use of vocabulary in texts
  • Pronunciation
  • Relationships between words
  • Functional language for signposting
  • How to work with prepositions
  • Finding patterns in vocabulary usage
  • Useful software for studying academic language
  • Ways of storing and revising vocabulary

More details about this course, see here


Dates and times will be negotiated with applicants.

Group courses

(Minimum of 3 students to open course)

Full Package

50 minutes each

24 lessons for only 6,960 CZK