Frequently Asked Questions
The CAL offers academic English writing and oral communication tutoring, hosts relevant workshops and professional courses, and has a study space with computers and books students can use and read. Additionally, the CAL’s website has a collection of online resources for students. The CAL is NTNU’s primary learning support system for courses with English as the medium of instruction (EMI courses). We also assist students in improving their academic writing and oral communication skills, and are flexible to their individual needs.
Literacy is an integrated competence that combines knowledge, capabilities, and attitude. Thus, academic literacy reflects the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that contribute to students’ academic success, such as domain knowledge, a positive attitude, and self-motivation. Academic skills include critical thinking, the integrated use of literature, the development and execution of a research plan, and the oral presentation of research results. Therefore, the CAL is dedicated to enhancing the English academic literacy of NTNU students so they may read literature, write papers, and present research results in writing or in speech.
English for Academic Purposes (EAP), or, Academic English, is the academic-oriented English that teachers and students in higher education use for classroom discussion, group presentations, writing reports, reading literature, and conducting research. EAP is concerned with the different student needs, while English for General Purposes (EGP) is not.
The CAL offers academic writing and oral communication tutoring. Please feel free to book a session on the Services page. Additionally, The CAL hosts workshops and training courses on an irregular basis, and there is a collection of online learning resources on our website. The NTNU Library and Office of Academic Affairs also organize a variety of activities for English learning, for example, English reading groups, English chatrooms, spelling contests, and English writing workshops.
The CAL offers academic English speaking tutoring. You are more than welcome to book a session on the Services page. On the website, there is also a collection of online resources which are very useful for oral presentation and academic communication.
The CAL organizes relevant workshops and training courses on an irregular basis.
The CAL does not offer translation, revision, or proofreading services. The academic writing tutors can work with you on your writing project’s organization and structure, grammar, word choice, and/or writing styles.
The CAL’s tutors are NTNU graduate students from a variety of disciplines with native or advanced English. Each tutor has experience in academic writing and/or presenting.
Please stay tuned for updates on the CAL’s website if you are interested in becoming a tutor. We are looking forward to your joining us.