English for Academic Success during your degree

Our English for Academic Success (EfAS) courses start in the week commencing 17th October 2022.

Calling all international students!

Join English for Academic Success, our free academic English and study skills course.

We provide undergraduate and postgraduate groups:

  • Weekly live classes
  • Weekly self-study materials and video
  • Bookable one-to-one sessions

More information on English for Academic Success

English for Academic Success (EfAS) is the Centre for English Language Learning's English language support programme for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

We provide weekly face-to-face classes for those studying on campus and weekly live MS Teams classes for those studying off campus. We also provide self-study materials and videos covering a range of academic English topics (see below for topics).

Classes also contain group discussions on a range of issues to help boost your confidence in seminar and other speaking skills useful for your ongoing course.

These are the topics our classes cover:

  • Academic writing style
  • Reference and citation – Harvard System
  • Summarising
  • Paraphrasing
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Paragraph structure and text cohesion
  • Writing introductions and conclusions
  • Giving a presentation
  • Academic writing – hedging and stance
  • Seminar discussion skills and practice

All classes offer an optional extra hour of conversational English in our live online ‘English Café’.

To find out more about the Centre for English Language Learning’s language support programmes, email englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk