Academic Language & Skills Classes

As an international student you may have studied General English for many years already, taken a course in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) or studied on a Pre-sessional English course before starting your academic programme, but it may still be difficult to understand the how language is used in higher education and research.  The English Language Centre (ELC) provides Academic Language and Skills (ALS) classes tailored to different subject areas across the University to help you succeed in your studies.

Undergraduate & Taught Postgraduate Students

The English Language Centre works closely with departments in designing courses which relate to your core academic modules and the skills that you will need to be successful on your programme. Our classes might, for example, use key texts relating to your subject area, consider language issues relating to a lecture or assignment, or help you prepare for an assessment or examination.

If a class like this has been set up for your course, it will appear on your personalised timetable to fit with your regular schedule. These classes are offered at all levels of UG study, and for postgraduate taught courses.

Information will be uploaded shortly on an enhanced range of online classes in Dissertation Writing over the summer. Please check this site again to find out more about these sessions and how to join the classes.


You may also be interested in the KnowHow Classes offered by the ELC.  

Click here for more details.