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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.

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On this page:

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

Attend our weekly academic 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)

Attend a workshop

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

There are 2 types of workshops:

  • Language Support Workshops (LS): Help with the key language and skills for your lectures, presentations, seminars and assignments
  • English Language for Study Development (ELSD): The language you need to participate successfully in the Study Development workshops this semester.

All sessions will take place remotely through Microsoft Teams. You can find details on our workshop series and register your place below.

DateTimeWorkshop nameObjectiveWorkshop link
Friday 12 February 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Reading and Notetaking
(ELSD)

Learn the language you need for the Study Development workshop

Join workshop
Wednesday 17 February 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Making lectures work for you
(LS)

Learn and practise understanding lectures

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Join workshop
Friday 19 February 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Writing Academically
(ELSD)

Learn the language you need for the Study Development workshop

Join workshop
Wednesday 24 February 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Building your vocabulary
(LS)

Learn how to increase your academic vocabulary

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Join workshop
Friday 26 February 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Reflective Writing
(ELSD)

Learn the language you need for the Study Development workshop

Join workshop
Wednesday 3 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Great grammar! Part 1
(LS) 

Review fundamental grammar for writing and speaking

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Join workshop
Friday 5 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Overcoming Procrastination and Perfectionism
(ELSD) 

Learn the language you need for the Study Development workshop

Join workshop
Wednesday 10 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Reading with a Reason
(LS) 

Learn how to make better use of your reading.

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Join workshop
Friday 12 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Being Critical
(ELSD) 

Learn the language you need for the Study Development workshop

Join workshop
Wednesday 17 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Succeeding in Seminars
(LS) 

Learn how to contribute and communicate in seminars

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Join workshop
Friday 19 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Working Productively from Home
(ELSD) 

Learn the language you need for the Study Development workshop

Join workshop
Wednesday 24 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Great grammar! Part 2
(LS) 

Review academic grammar for writing and speaking

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Join workshop
Friday 26 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Finishing your Assignment
(ELSD) 

Learn the language you need for the Study Development workshop

Coming soon
Wednesday 31 March 1:00pm to 2:00pm Perfecting your Presentations
(LS) 

Review and practise presentation language and skills

Optional discussion practice: 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Join workshop
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