Studying at university is a challenge. You will have to deal with your course content – its practice, theory, technology, terminology, as well as meeting the demands of your academic assignments, seminars and lectures. If English is not your first language, you may find these, or some of these elements, especially challenging.
AUB has English for Academic Purposes (EAP) tutors who can help you develop your academic language and study skills. This can be done through:
- One-to-one tutorials
Provide personalised opportunities for academic-related support with written work, such as planning, structure, use of academic language as well as study skills support e.g. time management skills, organisational skills and presentation skills
- Small group tutorials
Provide similar opportunities to the one-to-one tutorials above but, working with other students from the same course and year as you, also encourage you to develop and practise your communication skills
- Lunchtime Study Skills workshops
These are scheduled throughout the academic year and are open to all international students at AUB. They focus on essential academic skills including:
- Note taking from lectures
- Assignment writing skills
- Referencing skills
- Presentation skills
- Research and reading skills
- Discussion skills
- In-sessional Language Refresher Course
This course, which runs throughout the first term, is designed to help first year students brush up their English language skills. It reviews essential grammar and helps students to build up academic vocabulary and revise spelling and punctuation. Pair and group activities are included to reactivate, practise and improve spoken English.
- Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes Course
This 5-week course is for undergraduate degree applicants with a minimum overall IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each component. It delivers targeted English language development and the academic skills which are key to successful study at university.
The EAP tutors, Andrea Herde and Michele King, are based in the Student Services offices, first floor (Learning Support). You can contact them on:
Telephone: +44 1202 363062
Telephone: +44 1202 363043
Further information for international students is available from the International Office
For information on required language levels, please see the English Is Not Your First Language page.