Studying and working in a second language is an amazing achievement but does have its challenges. To support researchers for whom English is a second language, there are both Academic and Social English courses on offer as well as individual tutorials.
An introduction to using English in different social and personal situations that you may encounter during your first few weeks in the UK. The course has a local focus on living and travelling around Falmouth and Penryn, and is a great way to meet other researchers and post-graduates from around the world. Details
Dates: 19 - 29 September Time: every weekday 5.30 - 7.00pm Location: Penryn Campus, Exchange Red
British Culture and Society
This course is open to all students and is an opportunity to learn more about aspects of Britsh culture and to share your experiences of living and studying in Cornwall. The focus is on functional language and expressions for everyday life.
Dates: 4 Oct - 6 Dec Time: every Wednesday 4.00 - 5.30pm Location: Penryn Campus, Tremough House seminar V
The Sounds of English
A course that focuses on the pronunciation and delivery of spoken English, and how to develop your speaking and listening skills. We’ll be looking at aspects of pronunciation and 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.
Dates: 3 - 31st Oct Time: Every Tuesday 4.00 - 5.30pm Location: Penryn Campus, Exchange Blue
Writing for Researchers
This is an academic English writing course for any PhD candidates or Post-doctoral researchers on the Penryn campus for whom English is a Second Language. It aims to help develop academic writing style and expression, as well as the clarity and flow of ideas. A key part of the course is receiving feedback on samples of writing, and therefore participants will be expected to submit written texts of up to 500 words each week.
Dates: 10 Oct - 12 Dec Time: 11.00 - 12.30 Location: Penryn Campus, room tbc