Group workshop tutorial schedule TP1 2015/16
We provide FREE university-wide English language support workshops that are open to all international undergraduate, postgraduate and research students as well as ABS, EAS and LHS specific group tutorial workshops for students attending programmes within the relevant schools.
Please note: places are limited and in high demand so please, only sign up if you intend to turn-up!
Academic Writing: Essays and Reports TP1- 2x2hour sessions
All Aston students - Tuesday 20th & 27th October
ABS students - Tuesday 17th & 24th November
This two-part workshop clarifies the style conventions and type of language used in academic texts with the goal of helping you improves your reading and writing skills. It also provides instruction on how to write essays and reports. Topics covered include planning, structure, paragraphing and referencing.
Grammar Review TP1 - 1x2hour session
EAS students - Friday 13th November
All Aston students -Thursday 19th November
LHS students - Tuesday 24th November
Using real academic texts, this workshop gives an overview of common grammatical features seen in academic writing, and provides instruction on typical grammatical errors found in student work. Students will also have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with a selection of interactive grammar exercises and websites.
Academic Vocabulary TP1 - 1x2hour session
EAS students - Friday 20th November
All Aston students - Thursday 26th November
LHS students - Tuesday 1st December
This workshop focuses on learning general vocabulary needed in the academic environment, and provides tips for learning and remembering new vocabulary you come across in your course of study. It also provides some useful information on e-tools and interactive online activities which can assist you in learning phrases, collocations (word friends) and word usage.
Discussions with Listening and Pronunciation Tips TP1 – 2x2hour sessions
ABS students - Friday 23rd & 30th October
All Aston students - Friday 4th &11th December
This two-part workshop focuses on the structure of academic seminars and introduces turn-taking and common phrases used in academic discussions. It will also include advice about note-taking and listening for the main idea and details. Along with general tips for improving your pronunciation.This workshop includes specific practice related to common pronunciation errors.