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Discussion Skills

This course will enhance your English language discussion skills and build your confidence with spoken communication in academic contexts.

Students taking part in a group discussion in English.
Develop your fluency and confidence in English

The 5-week Discussions Skills course is for all undergraduate and postgraduate students who use English as a second language.

The course aims to build your confidence with spoken English so that you can participate effectively in English language discussions at university and beyond.

You will:

  • learn how to contribute, interrupt, give opinions, ask for opinions and change the topic in a way that will make it easy for you to be understood
  • learn new vocabulary, improve your fluency and have lots of opportunities to develop and practise your pronunciation
  • improve your general communication skills which are vital in the workplace

Note, if you want to develop your vocabulary, grammar, reading, listening, speaking and writing skills, we also run a separate General English course each semester.

Semester 1 2023/24 course

The Semester 1 Discussions Skills course will run from weeks 3-7 (18 October to 15 November 2023). The class runs on Wednesdays from 2.15pm to 4.05pm in-person on campus.

Please check MyTimetable to make sure you are free to attend.


Enrol for this course on MySkills Enrolment for the Discussion Skills course will open soon.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the Discussions Skills course, please email us.