This course builds on the skills learned in ELAN 101 and introduces students to the English language as used in the context of academic study in the humanities. The ability of students to fully understand what they listen to and read in the English medium as well as to express themselves clearly in speech and in writing are critical factors in the success of their degree study. This course provides the opportunity for students who are not native-English speakers to develop competence and confidence in academic reading, writing and speaking. It also seeks to develop students’ ability to discuss and debate academic articles and books and to explore the assumptions and knowledge behind an author’s theses and arguments. Through reading assignments, class discussion, oral presentations and writing assignments, students will enhance their ability to communicate in English for the purposes of academic study.