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Support classes

Free weekly classes let you develop your academic English throughout the whole semester.

Classes are offered Monday to Friday during the lunchtime slot (12-1pm) and are repeated in the evening (4-5pm or 5-6pm). There is no need to register - just turn up.

How to access the online resources (Blackboard)

Find out more about the classes below, and find materials and resources on Blackboard.

Instructions on how to access them are on our Study tools and resources page.

 

Timetables for the academic year 2017/8 are below:

Semester one:

Semester two:

Feedback

Please take the time to complete feedback about any of the academic English language support classes, workshops or one-to-one appointments that you have attended.  

Academic reading

Good reading skills are the key to understanding your subject and also to writing well.

Come to this class to improve your reading efficiency and much more.

Timetable - semester one

  • Time: Thursday 12-1pm or 5-6pm
  • Room: SCO.50 Student Central

Class structure and content - semester one 

 

Timetable - semester two

  • Time:  Thursday 12-1pm 
  • Room: SCO.50 Student Central

or

  • Time:  Thursday 5-6pm 
  • Room: C2.08 Chesham

 

Class structure and content - semester two

Academic writing

These classes will address a variety of key demands of writing assignments on faculty courses, focusing on both academic writing skills and language.

Timetable - semester one 

  • Time:  Wednesday 12-1pm or 5-6pm 
  • Room: C2.08 Chesham 

Class structure and content - semester one 

  

Timetable - semester two

  • Time:  Wednesday 12-1pm 
  • Room: C2.08 Chesham

or

  • Time:  Wednesday 5-6pm
  • Room: SCO.50 Student Central

Class structure and content - semester two 

Grammar

Improve your writing and speaking accuracy (and also your listening and reading comprehension) through focused, fun grammar classes.

Timetable - semester one

  • Time:  Tuesday 12-1pm 
  • Room: SC0.50 Student Central

or

  • Time:  Tuesday 5-6pm 
  • Room: H34 Richmond

 

Class structure and content - semester one 

 

Timetable - semester two 

  • Time:  Tuesday 12-1pm or 5-6pm
  • Room: SC0.50 Student Central

Class structure and content - semester two

Academic speaking and listening

Understand your lectures better and gain the confidence and skills to participate in seminars, discussions and presentations.

Timetable - semester one 

  • Time:  Thursday 12-1pm or 5-6pm
  • Room: C2.08 Chesham

Class structure and content

 

Timetable - semester two

  • Time:  Thursday 12-1pm
  • Room: C2.08 Chesham

or

  • Time:  Thursday 5-6pm
  • Room: SCO.50 Student Central

 

Class structure and content - semester two

Postgraduate (English for academic studies)

Improve your skills through focused classes which investigate areas of postgraduate study. 

Timetable - semester one 

  • Monday: 12-1pm or 4-5pm
  • Room:  D01.28 Horton

Class content and structure - semester one 

 

Timetable - semester two

  • Monday:  12-1pm or 4-5pm 
  • Room:  D01.29 Horton

Class content and structure - semester two 

Pronunciation

Practice the features of clear speech and make yourself understood.

Timetable - semester one 

  • Time:  Friday 12-1pm or 4-5pm
  • Room: SCO.50 Student Central

Class structure and content - semester one 

 

Timetable - semester two 

  • Time:  Friday 12-1pm or 4-5pm
  • Room: SCO.50 Student Central

Class structure and content - semester two