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English Language Support Services

Breaking down the language barriers in academic study and everyday life.

The University has 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 as well as General English classes supported by trainee teachers under supervision.

English Language Support

The Language Academy offers 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.

English Language Modules

Choose to study an English Language module to improve your skills throughout the academic year. Yearlong modules available:

  • Advanced English
  • Upper-Intermediate English
  • English for Specific Academic Purposes

For information about the English Language modules, please contact languageacademy@uclan.ac.uk or contact C&THub@uclan.ac.uk to find out how to enrol.

‘Drop in’ Clinics

The drop-ins are relaxed, informal sessions where you can come to receive support for your individual language needs

Dates, Times & Locations

Semester 1: 24 September 2018 – 11 January 2018 (exc w/c 22 October & 14 December to 7 January)

Semester 2: 21 January – 3 May 2019 (exc w/c 12 April to 29 April 2019)

Monday, 4pm-5pm: Media Factory, ME313

Wednesday, 9am-10am: Media Factory, ME320

Thursday, 4pm-5pm: Harris Building, HB311

Friday, 9am-10am: Harrington Building, HA142

Please note that the Drop-in Language Clinics are designed for tutors to give you personalised, one-to-one English language support. For this reason, they have a ticket booking system and places are limited to a 15 minute slot each session.

If you would like to come to a drop-in, please book your ticket here

For more information, please contact languageacademy@uclan.ac.uk



Language Workshops

The workshops are themed, focusing on particular language skills that you will need to improve your Writing and Speaking in assignments.

Language Workshops Timetable (.pdf)

General English Classes

For people who do not speak English as their first language – students and the general public.

  • Develop your General English and build confidence in all skills
  • All learning material will be provided
  • You can attend as many classes as you wish
  • Teachers are trainees under supervision
  • Certificates of Attendance provided for each 10 hours of lessons attended

For information on class times and locations, please contact TESOL@uclan.ac.uk.