This is a free English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course for any students on Cultural Management & Production courses whose first language is not English. We will focus on the language skills and vocabulary you need for your assigments. For example, essay and report structure, presenting and talking about your work, and subject specific vocabulary.
Timetable & Tutorials
Check back in September for details of classes.
'The classes helped me write more formally and to make more grammatically correct sentences.It helped me to improve and be more confident with my writing'. 3rd Year Creative Events Management student
Pop in to see us in the Languages office in Tremough House, Penryn Campus
Indicative course content
The language of your course - key vocabulary and expressions that you'll find useful for talking about your practice and working with your lecturers and classmates.
Why is it sometimes so difficult to understand native speakers? This session introduces some of the features of connected speech and pronunciation, and explains how native speakers drop, squash and change the sounds of words.
What is Academic English? This session focuses on developing your 'voice' in an academic context and introduces the vocabulary and style of academic writing. It looks at the differences between spoken and more formal expression, and some of the common features of Academic English.
Avoiding plagiarism - This session discusses the conventions of referencing and citation, and presents some of the commonly used vocabulary and expressions for referring to sources of information.
Writing in your own words - Strategies for paraphrasing and summarising effectively. How to identify key themes and ideas in texts and express them in your own words.
Paragraphs as building blocks - Paragraphs can be likened to the building blocks of thought with each paragraph presenting and explaining a unit/point/idea. This session looks at different ways of developing and structuring ideas and the language that helps you to do this.
Smooth writing I, II, III - These three sessions focus on the nuts and bolts of writing and how to join your ideas together using cohesive devices and linking expressions.
Less is More - Tips on how to avoid unnecessary vocabulary, expressions and repetition.