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University Language Centre

Academic Speaking

Insessional classes run from October to March each year

Please note:

  • If you have not attended a class before, you must first take the online diagnostic test*
  • Once you have taken the test, please express interest for each class using the links provided (click Done to submit your registration form). After you have expressed interest, you will receive a confirmation email telling you which room to go to.
  • Speaking course outlines for classes will appear below in due course, but you can find the course description and timetables below

*For further information and to find a link to the test, please click here.

Course description

This course will help you to develop your confidence and effectiveness in using spoken English in a range of academic situations, and you will also be able to develop your academic listening skills. The course covers the language and strategies you need to obtain complex information, to negotiate and persuade in 'conflict' situations, to structure and deliver short informative talks and to take part in small group discussions. Throughout the course, time will be made available for evaluation, comment and language analysis. Some of the sessions may be devoted to individual tutorials.

Academic Speaking Class Timetables

The 2018/19 timetable will be posted here in September.