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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

Download our STUDYSmarter Program Calendar for a quick overview of workshops.

Secure your spot in these workshops by signing up on the UWA app. Select Campus > Learning > What's on. Walk ins are also welcome where we have space.

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: Monday 5 August, 11am-12pm or Tuesday 6 August 11am-12pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 5 August, 12-1pm or Tuesday 6 August 12-1pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 12 August, 11am-12pm or Tuesday 13 August 11am-12pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 12 August, 12-1pm or Tuesday 13August 12-1pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 19 August, 11am-12pm or Tuesday 20 August 11am-12pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 19 August, 12-1pm or Tuesday 20 August 12-1pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 26 August, 11am-12pm or Tuesday 27 August 11am-12pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 26 August, 12-1pm or Tuesday 27 August 12-1pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 2 September, 11am-12pm or Tuesday 3 September 11am-12pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 2 September, 12-1pm or Tuesday 3 September 12-1pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 9 September, 11am-12pm or Tuesday 10 September 11am-12pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, 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: Monday 9 September, 12-1pm or Tuesday 10 September 12-1pm (repeat workshop) at Room 2204, Level 2, Student Central.
 

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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