Studying and researching in another language is an amazing achievement but can be challenging no matter how fluent you are. The English language programme aims to support and guide you through some of these challenges offering tailored academic English seminars, Social English workshops, and much more. The programme is delivered by the Languages EAP Team (English for Academic Purposes) and is free for students and researchers of the University of Exeter in Cornwall and Falmouth University. Details of the webinars for Falmouth Flexible and Falmouth online students are here
Academic English seminars
There are weekly subject specific seminars on campus and online, e.g. Language for the Arts, Language for Biosciences, or Language for Business. They run in parallel to your course and aim to develop the advanced skills you’ll need for your studies and/or research. If English is not your first language, it's strongly recommended that you sign up to see how they can help you make the most of your studies.
Please use the link at the bottom of the page to register and get the times and locations for your subject area and level.
General and Professional English courses
British Culture and Society
These seminars consider the historical and cultural background to British society and institutions, and provide an opportunity for language development. Each session is based on a topic (Health; Food and Drink; Festivals; History) and will enable you to increase your knowledge of the UK and develop your language skills through discussion.
These workshops focus on functional English for everyday situations: e.g., being polite; making small talk; and meeting and greeting. They also discuss aspects of popular culture and provide an opportunity to ask any questions that you have about daily life and English language.
For the Spring Term
Sounds of English
These five workshops focus on the pronunciation and delivery of spoken English, and how to develop your speaking and listening skills. We’ll also be looking at aspects of connected speech, and discovering why native speakers can be difficult to understand! Part of the course will involve giving mini-presentations and receiving feedback on pronunciation and the effectiveness of communication.
This series of 5 workshops focuses on the language and conventions of communicating in a professional environment, including CVs and job applications, as well as email correspondence, and expressions for meetings online and in person. The workshops are repeated across the year so you can fit them around your timetable.
Registration will open in January.