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Insessional support and language development

Insessional support and language development

We can help you become more familiar with academic study in the UK. We can also help you develop your English language skills.

What we can help with

Our International Programmes team can help if you:

  • Find it difficult to use English in class or for assignments.
  • Are unsure how to approach research and reading for an assignment.
  • Find it difficult to speak English or understand what you read, hear in classes or what other people are saying.
  • Are unsure how to use the right style or write clearly and academically for assignments.
  • Find it difficult to understand other people's pronunciation, or are unsure about your own pronunciation.
  • Have a presentation or seminar to prepare for, and find that you are very anxious about it.
  • Have an IELTS test to prepare for, and you're not sure how.
  • Want some resources to study with or a bit of conversation practice.

Please feel free to ask for help by emailing languagedevelopment@yorksj.ac.uk. That's what we're here for! 

How we can help

1 to 1 tutorials

We offer 1 to 1 tutorials to support your language development and study needs.

Book a tutorial

Weekly open tutorials

Join any of our weekly open tutorials, on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. During the open tutorial you can discuss language or study issues or ask any questions you have.

Weekly open tutorials take place on Microsoft Teams. Use the link below to join a meeting.

Join weekly open tutorial (Microsoft Teams)

Academic (Virtual) Discussion Group

Join our weekly discussion group, on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Try out your discussion and argument skills on academic topics. Practise critical thinking and giving your opinion, with no assessments or preparation needed. 

The discussion group takes place on Microsoft Teams. Use the link below to join a meeting.

Join weekly discussion group (Microsoft Teams)

Insessional support 

We provide help for international students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This includes General English, Pre-Sessional and International Foundation Programme students, as well as first degree, Masters and PhD students. We can help groups or individuals.

Email us at languagedevelopment@yorksj.ac.uk

Workshops

If a group of students would like help with the same language problems, we can organise live, online 'Workshop' sessions. If this is not possible, we can provide helpful information for that group to access.

Language and study skills resources

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