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  • Pronunciation

    Date: 03 February 2023
    Venue: Room 4D24, Frenchay Campus Library

    This interactive workshop will offer you the chance to explore and practise some of the main features of spoken English in a supportive environment.

  • Understanding new vocabulary in your reading

    Date: 07 February 2023
    Venue: Online

    This workshop will help you to learn strategies to improve your understanding of the vocabulary used in reading materials, and will give you some practice writing new words in meaningful sentences.

  • Learning vocabulary 1: word forms

    Date: 09 February 2023
    Venue: Online

    Would your studies be easier if you knew more vocabulary? The main focus of the workshop will be on vocabulary form: pronunciation, parts of speech and word families. Practice will include a game-like activity.

  • Learning vocabulary 2: Word meanings

    Date: 15 February 2023
    Venue: 4D24, Frenchay Campus library

    Would your studies be easier if you knew more vocabulary? This workshop will outline what you need to know about vocabulary. The main focus of the workshop will be on vocabulary meaning: denotation, connotation, synonyms and antonyms. Practice will include a game-like activity.

  • Learning vocabulary 3: words in context

    Date: 17 February 2023
    Venue: Online

    Would your studies be easier if you knew more vocabulary? This workshop will outline what you need to know about vocabulary.

    The main focus of the workshop will be on making you aware of collocations - words that are commonly used together. Practice will include a game-like activity.

  • Writing academic English: being formal

    Date: 22 February 2023
    Venue: Room 4D24, Library, Frenchay Campus

    This session will explore when and why you need to be formal in your academic writing and how to do this. You will learn to identify the differences between formal and informal language and apply these features to academic work.

  • Writing academic English: being cautious

    Date: 23 February 2023
    Venue: Online

    This workshop will help you to write better academic English by explaining how to be concise, cautious?and impersonal in your writing. You will have the opportunity to identify and practice using these features of good academic writing.

  • Tenses in academic writing

    Date: 27 February 2023
    Venue: Online

    This workshop focuses on the three most common verb tenses in written academic English and when they are used. You will have the opportunity to practise using these tenses.

  • Improving sentence structure

    Date: 28 February 2023
    Venue: Online

    This workshop helps students to recognise three common sentence structure errors in student writing and how to avoid them.

  • Communicating with your lecturers

    Date: 07 March 2023
    Venue: Online

    This workshop will give you tips and practice in how to communicate appropriately with your lecturers.

  • Taking part in discussions

    Date: 09 March 2023
    Venue: Online

    Are group discussions part of your course? What are you expected to do and what type of language is required?

    This workshop will clarify the purpose of these discussions and help you to practise the language you need to participate effectively.

  • Pronunciation

    Date: 13 March 2023
    Venue: Room 4D24, Frenchay Campus Library

    This interactive workshop will offer you the chance to explore and practise some of the main features of spoken English in a supportive environment.

  • Understanding new vocabulary in your reading

    Date: 15 March 2023
    Venue: Online

    This workshop will help you to learn strategies to improve your understanding of the vocabulary used in reading materials, and will give you some practice writing new words in meaningful sentences.

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