University of Bath

Get help with your English grammar

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

Three students studying grammar together in the Library
Develop your communication skills

10-week Grammar Course

This course can help you to develop grammatical accuracy in your spoken and written English.

You will build your confidence in using grammar to communicate effectively through interactive practice activities.

You will develop your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills with a focus on grammar.

The course is for all undergraduate and postgraduate students who use English as a second language.

The course will run on:

  • Wednesdays, 2.15 pm-3.45 pm


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

You need to take a placement test to ensure the class suits your individual needs.

You can register for the next placement test via this page on the 1 October 2018 at 12.00pm.

One-off Grammar Sessions

You can choose one of these sessions to help you with a particular aspect of English grammar.

The sessions will run on:

  • Tuesdays, 6.15pm to 7.45pm.

Choose a session that interests you and book a place.

Tense review

Review the different tenses you need to use at university in written assignments, presentations and discussions.


Use a/an/the accurately to improve your written assignments, presentations and discussions.

Comparing things

Compare, contrast and describe data and ideas and add emphasis in your assignments and discussions.

Pronouns and referencing

Avoid repetition and learn to write clearly in your written assignments, presentations and discussions.

Verbs and verb patterns

Select appropriate verbs to report on authors’ views and findings.

Linking ideas

Link and present ideas concisely and coherently in your written assignments, presentations and discussions.

Relative clauses

Define what you are writing about and add extra information in your sentences.

Nominalisation in written English

Describe concepts and develop the required academic tone of your writing.

The passive

Highlight the important participants or events in sentences and maintain good flow of ideas in your writing.


Use cautious language in your writing to indicate your stance on a particular subject or on the claims that you are making.