Language Academy

English Language Support Services

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

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.

‘Drop in’ Clinics

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

Language Workshops

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 (11am – 12:30pm)
Language for essays: hedging ideas 27th September
25th October
29th November
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Language for presentations: organising ideas   28th September
26th October
30th November

Language for essays: citing authors

    .29th September
27th October
1st December
Language for essays: describing a process .4th October
8th November
6th December
Language for presentations: opening and concluding   5th October
9th November
7th December
Language for essays: strengthening opinions through modality     6th October 9th November 8th December
Language for essays: giving a report 11th October
15th November
13th December
Pronunciation: sentence stress to emphasise key points   12th October
16th November
14th December
Language for the classroom: turn-taking and negotiating . . 13th October 17th November 15th December
Pronunciation: listening for, and using, correct intonation 18th October
22nd November
10th January
Language for the classroom: note-taking skills . 19th October
23rd November
11th January
Language for assignments: reading and interpreting instructions . . 20th October 24th November 13th January