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Undergraduate Academic English Modules

Undergraduate Academic English Modules

These credit bearing Academic English modules are free for students with English as an additional language.

They develop the core language and skills relevant to undergraduate study if your first language is not English.

They are designed particularly for students who have little or no academic English training and are less familiar with studying in an English academic environment.

They are especially useful in the first semester of study.

The modules can be taken as an 8th module or as an extra 9th module, with no additional charge. Most modules run in both Semesters 1 and 2. Further information, timetable options and registration on PIP.

If you do not need or want to take a module you could choose to attend one or more specific academic English support skills sessions.

Listen HERE to an introductory talk by Fiona Gilbert, the programme leader, including initial guidance on which module to choose.

Level 4 Modules
U70909 Essential Academic Writing (Level 4 single)

Academic English development in general academic contexts for use in writing a range of academic texts.

U70910 Academic Writing for Business (Level 4 single)

Discipline-specific academic English development for business students in writing business essays, reports and case studies.

Listen to a student talking about her experience on this module HERE

U70906 Academic Listening and Speaking (Level 4 single)

Academic English speaking and listening skills with language development in general academic contexts for use in lectures, group discussions, seminars, tutorials and presentations.

Level 5 Modules
U70923 Academic English for Business Purposes (Level 5  single)

Discipline-specific academic English development in business contexts for use in a range of assignments including essays, case studies, research reports, critical reviews, literature reviews and dissertations.

Find out more about this module HERE

U70924 Higher Academic English Language Skills (Level 5  single)

Academic English language and skills development in general contexts for use in seminars, presentations, research reports,literature reviews and essays.

For information or advice on Academic English course choice or enrolment, please contact:

         Listen to an academic English student talking about her choice of modules HERE

Undergraduate Academic English Support

The undergraduate Academic English support service is designed to develop the language and skills needed to perform specific undergraduate assignment tasks for students whose first language is not English.

It provides free non credit bearing workshops, sign up tutorials, writing consultations and online independent study resources with individual guidance on how to make the best use of the service. There is a range of course and timetable options available depending on requirements.

You can make use of this service in addition to following a credit bearing Academic English module, if appropriate.

                                Find more information here .

          Obtain an Undergraduate Academic English information leaflet HERE

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