UWE Bristol offers support to all students to meet their academic language and communication needs. We run workshops to help international students communicate effectively in English.
On Frenchay Campus, we provide a series of one-hour workshops for any level of international student, or any student who uses English as a second or additional language.
- academic writing style
- common grammatical errors
- communicating with your lecturers
- language for discussion
- vocabulary for Architecture and the Built Environment
- vocabulary for business.
These workshops are available to book online.
Phrasebank (The University of Manchester)
Useful academic phrases and sentence structures to improve your writing. Includes examples for a variety of general language functions, such as being critical, compare and contrast, and describing trends.
- British National
Corpus (Brigham Young University)
Check your use of English: how does it compare to examples and is it correct?
Academic Word List (AWL) (EAP Foundation)
Useful academic vocabulary that frequently appears in academic texts.
- Formal and
Informal English (engVid.com)
A list of words and phrases to help you recognise the formal (academic) and informal ways of saying the same thing.
Improving your English
Learning English: activities for learners (Cambridge
Activities to help you to practise your English. Choose the skill you want to practise and the level that is right for you.
- English – practical literacy skills for adults (BBC Skillswise website)
Includes factsheets, quizzes and practice activities.
Grammar foundations (LinkedIn Learning)
Video tutorials to help you apply the basic principles of grammar so you can avoid making the most common mistakes.
Grammar tutorial (University of Bristol)
Information and exercises to improve your understanding of grammar and punctuation.
A tool that checks your use of grammar, punctuation, contextual spelling and style.
Purdue OWL: Grammar (Purdue University)
Resources to help you use correct grammar in your writing.