Departmental English Language Support

The Department works with the English Language Teaching Service to ensure that all our students have access to English language support when they first arrive in the Department.

You are expected to attend a Technical English Assessment in Intro week, which will identify your strengths and weaknesses in understanding and communicating in Technical English. The results and the recommendations for further study will be made available to you by your Departmental Language Co-ordinator, Dr Viktor Fedun. Please do contact Viktor if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.

More information about the recommended language support services is available on the following webpages:

Undergraduate Students

All first year undergraduate students are encouraged to attend the Departmental Language Support Classes, led by the ELTC tutor. Students who had a recommendation of DLS are expected to attend. The classes are designed to relate to the exercises and assignments you are taking in your ACSE modules, and so will help support your academic learning. These sessions are timetabled on the first year timetable. Please do feel free to attend.

Taught Postgraduate Students

All taught postgraudate students are encouraged to attend the Departmental Language Support Classes, led by the ELTC tutor. Students who had a recommendation of DLS are expected to attend. The classes are designed to relate to the exercises and assignments you are taking in your ACSE modules, and so will help support your academic learning. These sessions are timetabled on the first year timetable. Please do feel free to attend.

Research Students

First Year PhD students have access to tailored English language support for 4 hours in the first 12 weeks of their training. Topics covered include:

1. Listening to lectures and note-taking.
2. Discussion, turn taking, initiating, inclusion, agreeing/disagreeing.
3. Language used in oral presentations.
4. Characteristics of Academic/Scientific writing.
5. Formal /informal language.
6. Referencing