English for Academic Purposes

In the 2013-14 academic year the University Language Centre set up the LEAP project (Learning English for Academic Purposes) with the aim of providing support for lecturers teaching their subjects through the medium of English.

The constant increase of international students and an increasingly wide range of study courses in English have made clear the need for extensive specialized linguistic support aimed at all University staff. These are the reasons behind the aCLAim – Academic Language for Internationalization and Multilingualism – project, a natural continuation of the LEAP project.

Every year the project provides various types of support:

Teaching and communicating in English course

Lecturer Support Service

Workshops on various topics

Summer/Winter School

The project is open exclusively to lecturers at the University of Padova who hold courses in English.

The Summer/Winter Schools can be also open to lecturers from other universities.