Academic Skills Centre

English language 

If you want to improve your English language to help with your studies, your future job prospects and to feel more confident socialising in English, we offer a range of 10-week courses designed to meet your needs and fit in with your other commitments. These courses are open to all students who use English as a second language.

Discussion Skills

This course will help you to learn new vocabulary, improve your fluency and develop your English conversation skills to help you feel more confident when communicating in English.

Enrol

Before signing up for a course please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Start date Time Enrol
Monday 12 February 18:15-19:45 Enrol now
Wednesday 14 February 15:45-17:15 Enrol now
Wednesday 14 February 18:15-19:45 Enrol now

Pronunciation and Listening

This course can help you to develop 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.

Enrol

Before signing up for a course please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Start date Time Enrol
Wednesday 14 February 16:15-17:45 Enrol now
Thursday 15 February 18:15-19:45 Enrol now

Grammar Development

This course can help you to improve your knowledge and use of English grammar, through reading, writing, listening and speaking.

To take this course, you need to register for a placement test.

Before signing up for a course please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Start date Time Enrol
Wednesday 7 February 14:15-15:45 Register for placement test

English for Employment

This course can 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.

Enrol

Before signing up for a course please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Start date Time Enrol
Wednesday 14 February 14:15-15:45 Enrol now
Wednesday 14 February 18:15-19:45 Enrol now

Cambridge English 

These courses can help you to:

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

We offer Cambridge English courses at three levels:

Register

To take one of these courses, you need to register for a placement test.

Before signing up for a course please make sure that the day and time do not clash with your academic timetable using your MyTimetable.

Start date Time Enrol
Tuesday 6 February (90 minute classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays) 18:15-19:45 Register for placement test
Wednesday 7 February (180 minute class) 14:15-17:05 Register for placement test

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.