Academic Skills Centre

English language 

If you want to improve your English language to help with your studies, your future job prospects or if you want to feel more confident socialising in Englishy, we offer a range of courses designed to meet your needs and fit in with your other commitments.

Our support

Our courses are all free of charge and open to all students. They run for 10 weeks and are available next in Semester 2.

Seminar Skills and Informal English

Choose this course if you want to learn how to participate in academic discussions as well as learning more informal English to help you communicate more confidently in your daily life.

Registration for our Semester 1 courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.

Discussion Skills

Choose this course if you want to learn new vocabulary, improve your fluency and develop your English conversation skills to help you feel more confident when communicating in English.

Registration for our Semester 1 courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.

Pronunciation and Listening

Choose this course if you want to focus specifically on developing your English pronunciation. You will learn and practise some of the features of English pronunciation to improve your spoken English. This course will also help develop your listening skills to improve your understanding of natural English.

Registration for our Semester 1 courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.

Grammar Development

Choose this course if you want to improve your knowledge and use of English grammar. This course helps you to improve your grammar through reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Registration for our Semester 1 courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.

English for Employment

Choose this course to help you develop the English skills you will need in the workplace. You will learn vocabulary specific to the world of work and practise your English by role-playing common workplace situations such as meetings and negotiations.

Registration for our Semester 1 courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.

Cambridge English 

We offer Cambridge English courses at three levels:

Choose these courses if you want to:

  • improve your general English skills
  • take one of the Cambridge English exams or you want to prepare for it.

Registration for our Semester 1 courses is now closed. If you wish to be informed when registration for Semester 2 re-opens, please email us now.

As a student studying with us, you also have access to the Language Learning Zone. This is a physical and virtual space where you can access English language reading resources, DVDs and specialist software programmes.