Language support services

 

 

The Language Centre can give you practical advice on how to improve your English or your skills in other languages. In addition to our language modules, we offer a range of other support options for both international and UK students at different levels of study. Options include:

 

  • Academic English drop-in sessions
  • Masters support classes
  • Language learning advice

Academic English drop-in sessions 

If you want advice on how to improve your use of academic English in your essay or presentation, the Language Centre offers daily 20-minute sessions that are open both international and UK students. Bring in a draft assignment and get feedback from one of our academic English tutors on the structure and style of your writing. Our tutors can help you restructure your sentences and paragraphs to make them more effective and advise you on your use of academic vocabulary, grammar, style, referencing and more.

How to book a drop-in session

To book a session, select a free slot on our booking system. The first time you book, you’ll need to fill in some personal details, including your student number. After that, you can simply click on an available slot.

Time: 14:00-16:00 every weekday during the University teaching semester.

Location: Jenny Lind, workstations opposite room JLG018.

You can book up to two sessions per week - at busy times, additional bookings may be cancelled.

Alternatively, if you haven't booked an appointment, you can also come to the Language Centre drop-in area and let the tutor know that you'd like to see them. If a slot becomes available, the tutor will see students waiting on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Student feedback

The English support helped me identify mistakes which I was not aware of, such as using the wrong verbs and punctuation. It definitely helped me improve the quality and structure of my work.

Excellent, very helpful with useful pointers.

Extremely useful and an excellent, extra area for support.

 

Masters support classes

The Language Centre offers two-hour academic English classes for international students who are taking a Masters degree at the University of Worcester. The classes run during semester time, in Jenny Lind. If you are interested, please email languagecentre@worc.ac.uk, stating your name and contact details. We will then let you know when and where the classes will take place.

Areas that will be covered include:

  • Reading and note-taking
  • Grammar, punctuation and phrasing
  • Using academic style and conventions in English
  • Drafting, editing and re-drafting your writing
  • Proof-reading and self-evaluation

Language learning advice

If you would like advice on how to improve your language skills in English or another language, you can contact our Language Adviser. You can get advice on finding suitable courses, online and printed resources and techniques for developing your skills. Email languagecentre@worc.ac.uk for advice or to make an appointment.