Breaking down the language barriers in academic study and everyday life. The University have introduced an English Language support service to help assist with the language needs of International and European University students and members of the public. There are a range of opportunities to improve both academic and general English with taught year long modules, regular ‘drop in clinics’ and workshops and General English classes supported by trainee teachers under supervision.
English Language Support designed to address specific issues you may be having with use of English in an academic setting.
There is no need to enrol or register! Attend any of the sessions as much as you like across the academic year
All events are supported by a team specialist academics of English Language who are trained to assess and help with your personal language needs.
The drop-ins are relaxing, informal sessions where you can come to receive support for your individual language needs
Dates, Times & Locations
Semester 1: 25th September – 12th January 2018 (exc w/c 30th October & 18th December to 5th January)
Semester 2: 22nd January – 27th April 2018 (exc w/c 26th March to 6th April)
Monday (1pm – 3pm): Harrington Building 338a
Tuesday (11am – 1pm): Harrington Building 338a
Friday (12:30 – 2pm) : Greenbank Building 269
The workshops are themed, focusing on particular language skills that you will need to improve your Writing and Speaking in assignments.
|Greenbank Building 278||Greenbank Building 276||Greenbank Building 269|
|Wednesday (1-3pm)||Thursday (1-3pm)||Friday (1-3pm)|
|Language for essays: hedging ideas||27th September
|Language for presentations: organising ideas||28th September
Language for essays: citing authors
|Language for essays: describing a process||.4th October
|Language for presentations: opening and concluding||5th October
|Language for essays: strengthening opinions through modality||6th October 9th November 8th December|
|Language for essays: giving a report||11th October
|Pronunciation: sentence stress to emphasise key points||12th October
|Language for the classroom: turn-taking and negotiating||.||.||13th October 17th November 15th December|
|Pronunciation: listening for, and using, correct intonation||18th October
|Language for the classroom: note-taking skills||.||19th October
|Language for assignments: reading and interpreting instructions||.||.||20th October 24th November 13th January|