Language support for current students

Academic English courses and workshops for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students

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These courses and workshops provide academic English language development. Courses are available to all international undergraduate and taught postgraduate students whose first language is not English.


You can download the timetable and list of courses in Semester 2 here

Please note: Enrolment for courses in Semester 2 will be open from 22 January – 26 January at 12pm and again from 19 February to 23 February at 12pm.

See below for information about one-on-one advice sessions if you would like to speak to someone individually about your writing.

Booking your place on a course

You can view a list of all courses and book your place here, or click on the course titles below. 

Please note: attendance at all the sessions for your chosen course is required. Make sure that you read the course description before enrolling for a course. 

Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and you should try to enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Please use your university email address during enrolment and ensure that you provide your student ID.

Individual advice 

You can make a 20-minute appointment to speak individually with a tutor about academic language. You can send questions or samples of your work before the appointment and receive advice about how to improve in this area but please note, it is NOT a correction service. 

To book an appointment, please use our online form.

Drop-in Workshops in the Language Zone

A number of workshops to develop your language skills run throughout the year at the Language Zone, on Level 2 in the Parkinson Building, and are open to all students. These include:

  • Conversation Club
  • Presenting with Confidence
  • Reading Group
  • Academic Language Workshops and Advice

Find out when these workshops are running on the Language Zone pages on Minerva. There is no need to book, just turn up at the advertised time. For further information contact

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  1. Overview
  2. Academic English courses and workshops for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students
  3. Language development for Postgraduate Researchers