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Insessional support and language development

Language and skills events and workshops

Attend our workshops and events to improve your knowledge and skills. All workshops and events are free of charge.

Student studying

On this page:

  • Weekly academic discussion group
  • English language and study support workshops
  • Upcoming events.

Attend our weekly academic discussion group

Join our weekly online discussion group. Try out your discussion and argument skills on academic topics. Practise critical thinking and giving your opinion, with no assessments or preparation needed.

Online: Thursdays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Microsoft Teams. Use the link below to join a meeting.

Join weekly discussion group (Microsoft Teams)

Attend a workshop

The Insessional Support and Language Development team (ISLD) run workshops during the study year to help you improve the skills you need for successful participation in your university studies. These are open to all York St John students and are free of charge.

All sessions will be available through Microsoft Teams.

Sessions take place on Wednesdays, from 1.00pm to 2.00pm (with optional discussion practice from 2.00pm to 2.30pm). You can find details on our workshop series below.

Semester 2 workshops

DayWorkshop name

Online session

Wednesday 23 February, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Making lectures work for you

Learn and practise understanding and making best use of your lectures.

Followed by optional discussion practice: 2.00pm to 2.30pm.

Join workshop

Wednesday 2 March, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Reading with a reason

Learn and practise approaching and making best use of your reading.

Followed by optional discussion practice: 2.00pm to 2.30pm.

Join workshop

Wednesday 9 March, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Build your vocabulary and refresh your essential grammar

Learn how to increase your academic vocabulary and review the important grammar for clear writing.

Followed by optional discussion practice: 2.00pm to 2.30pm.

Join workshop

Wednesday 16 March, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Perfecting your presentations

Review and practise your presentation language and skills.

Followed by optional discussion practice: 2.00pm to 2.30pm.

Join workshop

Wednesday 23 March, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Succeeding in seminars

Learn and practise contributing and communicating in seminars.

Followed by optional discussion practice: 2.00pm to 2.30pm.

Join workshop

Wednesday 30 March, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

What is critical evaluation?

Learn what critical evaluation (critical thinking) is and how to do it.

Followed by optional discussion practice: 2.00pm to 2.30pm.

Join workshop

English language support

Join any of our weekly English language consolidation sessions, on Wednesdays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.

In these sessions, you can practise, and ask questions about, English language, grammar and vocabulary.

Weekly English language support sessions take place on Microsoft Teams. Use the link below to join a meeting.

JOIN WEEKLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUPPORT SESSION (MICROSOFT TEAMS)

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