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Free English language tutorials

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TO APPLY FOR OUR ONE-TO-ONE TUTORIALS, PLEASE CLICK "INDIVIDUAL TUTORIALS" BELOW. BUT HURRY - PLACES ARE LIMITED!

At Aston expectations regarding your ability to understand and follow lectures, participate actively in seminars, deliver effective presentations and submit appropriate written assignments are high. All international undergraduate, postgraduate and research students are entitled to free English language support tutorials which will help to meet these expectations.

Our team of friendly and supportive staff can help you with:

  • Improving your accuracy and fluency when using spoken and written English.
  • Pronunciation.
  • Specialised vocabulary used within your field of academic study.
  • Giving presentations
  • Using academic style appropriately.
  • Written assignments, including dissertations/project reports
  • Other academic skills such as listening to lectures or taking part in seminars

ABS

Weeks 21 & 22

(w/c 7/3 & 14/3)

Week 21 :

Dissertation & Report writing

Monday 7th March 2016 2-4 pm MB755

OP

Week 22 :

Dissertation & Report writing (repeat)

Monday 14th March 2016 2-4 pm MB755

OP

EAS

Weeks 21 & 22

(w/c 7/3 & 14/3)

Week 21 :

Dissertation & Report writing

Wednesday 9th March 2016 11 am – 1 pm NW104B

GG

Week 22 :

Dissertation & Report writing (repeat)

Wednesday 16th March 2016 11 am – 1 pm NW104B

OP

LHS

Weeks 21 & 22

(w/c 7/3 & 14/3)

Week 21 :

Dissertation & Report writing

Friday 11th March 1-3 pm MB146

OP

Week 22 :

Dissertation & Report writing (repeat)

Friday 18th March 1-3 pm MB146

OP

***Applications now open - CLICK HERE TO APPLY.***


Group workshop tutorial schedule


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 - 2x2hour sessions

Tuesday 23rd February 11 am – 1 pm MB404a & Tuesday 8th March 11 am – 1 pm MB404a
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 - 1x2hour session

Monday 7th March 2 – 4 pm  NX02
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 - 1x2hour session

Monday 14th March 2 - 4 pm  NX02
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 - 2x2hour sessions

Friday 22nd April 2 – 4 pm MB758 & Friday 29th April 2- 4 pm NW805
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.

Would you like some advice on, or extra practice with these areas?

  • Academic English writing
  • Exam preparation
  • Writing your dissertation
  • Delivering presentations
  • Speaking & English pronunciation

We are offering extra 1-1 tutorials in May and June - take advantage and CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW. But hurry! Places are limited!

We recommend our individual (one-to-one) tutorials to students who:

  • would like a one-off consultation with a tutor 
  • are working on a particular assignment, project or presentation 
  • have identified a particular area which needs improvement (e.g. pronunciation or use of grammar)  
Individual tutorials last for one hour at a time. Each international student will be allowed to attend five tutorials per term, not exceeding more than one tutorial per week. Occasionally students may be able to benefit from additional hours depending on their needs and general demand.

Please apply here.

Please note that we do not offer a proofreading service, conversation classes or provide help with CVs and personal statements.  If you would like feedback on the content, style and format of CVs and personal statements, please go to the Careers & Placements Centre (more info at www.aston.ac.uk/careers). 

Places are offered on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability.

For further details on these individual or small group tutorials, please contact lss_programmesupport@aston.ac.uk