Academic Communication Skills

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Ms Sarah Taylor TW3.6.0.1g


For students from the departments of Anthropology, Gender Institute, Social Policy and Sociology who speak English as a foreign language and require support when giving presentations, taking part in seminars, reading academic texts or understanding academic lectures.

Course content

The course aims to develop the ability to speak, read and listen more effectively for academic purposes. By the end of the course, students will: (a) be familiar with academic expectations and conventions (b) have improved the accuracy, clarity and coherence of their spoken English (c) have practised giving presentations and taking part in seminars (d) have extended their range of lexical expression (e) be able to read academic texts and follow academic lectures more fluently and confidently.


9 hours of classes in the MT. 9 hours of classes in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2015/16: 109

Average class size 2015/16: 12

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