There is a range of Academic and General English courses and support for current students, researchers and staff of Falmouth University and the University of Exeter in Cornwall.
Insessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
There are free, term-time EAP courses and workshops for current undergraduate and postgraduate students. Courses are subject specific, e.g. EAP for Film, EAP for Fine Art or EAP for Biosciences, and focus on the language skills required for assignments and course work. The weekly 90 min classes are also an opportunity to discuss and develop language for specific areas of interest and to prepare for seminars and presentations.
Individual tutorials are available to discuss pieces of work. For details of what can be covered and how to book visit the tutorial page.
Writing for Research and Publication
Weekly workshops which aim to help develop writing style and expression, as well as the clarity and flow of written work. A key element is receiving feedback on samples of writing. These will be reviewed and discussed, forming the basis of input for subsequent weeks. The sessions also provide an opportunity to develop speaking skills for presenting and leading seminars, and to meet and share experiences with other international researchers.
This course is for new students and researchers, and runs during the first two weeks of the Academic year. It is an introduction to using English in different social and personal situations that may be encountered during the first few weeks in the UK, and has a local focus on living and travelling around Falmouth and Penryn. The classes are a great place to meet others from around the world and also to ask any questions about university and life in Cornwall. For example, What is a Cornish pasty? Which is the best beach?
General English Courses
Running at different points throughout the year, these courses include English for CVs and Applications, The Sounds of English (pronunciation), and British Culture and Society (discussion).
For full details of all the courses contact:
The Languages Office, Tremough House, Penryn Campus, Cornwall, TR10 9FE
tel: (+44) 01326 370438