Language Skills Development
Studying and researching in another language is an amazing achievement but can be challenging no matter how fluent you are. If English is not your first language, our language webinars aim to support and guide you through some of these challenges.
The sessions are run by the Languages EAP Team (English for Academic Purposes) and are free for students and researchers of Falmouth University.
Webinars are delivered via MS Teams, which you can access via Office 365 using your Falmouth login.
This series of webinars aims to support you with your written assignments during your first study block, although you can join at any stage. The sessions are aimed at anyone for whom English is a second (+) language, and are an opportunity to receive language and academic skills feedback on your written work and to meet other international students from different courses.
Content is negotiated depending on the language and skills background of the attendees but indicative content includes:
- Academic style and the language and vocabulary used in formal writing
- Using your reading in your writing. Paraphrasing and the language of referencing
- Writing concisely and clearly
- Smooth writing – using vocabulary and grammar to create flow in your writing
These weekly sessions are open to any students who have attended the Academic English webinars in a previous study block. The content will be negotiated depending on who registers for the class, but it is an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas and gain feedback on writing/presentations from an English language tutor and your peers.
Language in Use
These weekly sessions are a chance to review grammar and vocabulary that you may have studied a long time ago or just want to feel more confident about using. We’ll look at elements like tenses, prepositions and articles, and why we use the structures we do in speaking and writing. The classes are also a good way to meet other international students and ask questions you have about the English language.