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English Language Workshops

We help UWA students improve English fast.

If English is your second or additional language, we have the resources and advice you need.

English language workshop descriptions

In addition to our regular STUDYSmarter Program Calendar of workshops, we will also be running a new intensive English language workshop in Study Break. Register now.

You can also get personalised English language advice at our WRITESmart Drop-ins, Monday to Friday mornings, all semester. We look forward to seeing you there!

English language workshops Weeks 1-9

Week 2

Academic writing in English: comparison
Learn the language used to compare, rank and link ideas in academic writing - In this workshop you will develop the language used to compare qualities, quantities and ideas in your academic writing. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.
Communicate with confidence: comparison
Intensive speaking practice on the language of comparison - Develop your academic communication skills in spoken English in this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback to explain your comparisons and decisions. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.

Week 3

Academic writing in English: process
Learn the language used to describe scientific processes and methods - In this workshop you will develop the language used to discuss methods and processes. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.
Communicate with confidence: process
Intensive speaking practice on the language of process - Develop your academic communication skills in spoken English in this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback to explain your methods and processes. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.

Week 4

Academic writing in English: justification
Learn the language used to justify choices in academic and professional writing - In this workshop you will develop the language used to justify decisions and recommendations. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.
Communicate with confidence: justification
Intensive speaking practice on the language of justification - Develop your academic communication skills in spoken English in this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback to explain your decisions and recommendations. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.

Week 5

Academic writing in English: evaluation
Learn the language used to evaluate sources and analyse texts - In this workshop you will develop the language used in critical analysis in academic writing. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.
Communicate with confidence: evaluation
Intensive speaking practice on the language of evaluation - Develop your academic communication skills in spoken English in this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback to explain your critical thinking and conclusions. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.

Week 6

Academic writing in English: recommendation
Learn the language used to make recommendations - In this workshop you will develop the language used in making evidence-based recommendations and conclusions. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.
Communicate with confidence: recommendation
Intensive speaking practice on the language of recommendation - Develop your academic communication skills in spoken English in this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback to explain your decisions and recommendations. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.

Week 7

Academic writing in English: reflection
Learn the language of reflection - In this workshop you will develop the language used in reflective essays and learning journals. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.
Communicate with confidence: reflection
Intensive speaking practice on the language of reflection - Develop your academic communication skills in spoken English in this practical, friendly workshop. Get easy-to-apply tips and helpful feedback to explain your reflective process. Time and venue: tbc 2020, Student Central.


English language workshops Study Break

English language intensive workshop on academic writing in English: process, justification and recommendation

Learn the language used to describe scientific processes and methods, justify choices in academic and professional writing, and make recommendations - This intensive workshop is a condensed version of our weekly workshop program. Join us to develop the language used to discuss methods and processes, justify decisions and recommendations, and make evidence-based recommendations and conclusions. Bring your STUDYSmarter English Language Workbook with you if you have one. If you don't already have one, you will receive one at the start of the workshops. Alternatively, you are welcome to pick one up at WRITESmart Drop-in

Time and venue of workshop intensive: 1pm-4.30pm, Tuesday 1 October 2019, Room 2204, Level 2, Student Central.

Register: Sign up via Eventbrite


 

Language and Cultural Exchange

Did you know that we also have an award winning Language and Cultural Exchange (LACE) program? LACE provides free social events for UWA postgraduate students and staff. Sign up to be informed of future LACE events.

 

Professional and academic skills units

Develop professional and academic communication skills for tertiary study in PACM1100, and further enhance your analytical, research and communication skills in PACM1101.

 

English language videos

Improve your English language skills with our videos below, or view our videos on the English language playlist on our YouTube channel.


The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and logically in English is crucial to study at the University and is a required attribute of all graduates. The Good Practice Guide outlines the shared responsibilities of University staff and students for incrementally building students’ English language skills.

For staff

Check out five things you need to know about developing UWA students’ English language proficiency.

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