Academic English for Mining, Geology and Energy Engineering undergraduate courses

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This is a free  course for any UG Mining, Geology or Engineering students on the Penryn campus whose first language is not English. It aims to develop your written English skills, and focusses on the subject specific vocabulary, style and structure that you need for your written assignments such as essays, lab reports and poster presentations . As part of the course students may also book tutorials for advice on individual pieces of work.

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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:  Jan 24th - March 21st      Time: every Wednesday 4.00 - 5.30pm     Location: Penryn Campus, Tremough House seminar Y

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. 

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90 min class each week during Autumn and Spring terms

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Non-credit bearing

'In the tutorial the tutor highlighted all the issues, we discussed them in the meeting - it was an excellent way to learn from the mistakes.He also created a vocabulary list for tidal energy which was really useful for my dissertation.'  3rd year Renewable Energy



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Pop into the Languages Office in Tremough House, Penryn Campus