English Language Help

English Language Help


The University's INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (IA) aims to meet your language needs and will help you in every way they can through their English Language Support

For Undergraduate users of English as an Additional Language, the IA have a range of English language modules and free workshops which you can attend. You can also book a 1-1 English consultation.

Postgraduates (including Research students) are also supported by a team of Academic English tutors who will work with you throughout the year, helping you communicate your research as successfully as possible.

For more information, and to access a range of Academic English language resources, please contact your Faculty Student Services. 

This support is also available to Distance Learning students.  Find out more here www.wlv.ac.uk/international/international-academy/english-language-support/

You can contact the International Academy directly by email at IA@wlv.ac.uk follow them on Twitter @WLVIntAc and on Facebook www.facebook.com/WLVIA


WEST MIDLANDS LANGUAGE FORUM is hosted by the Department of English, Linguistics and Creative Writing at the University of Wolverhampton. It aims to bridge the gap between secondary, further and higher education by bringing the University into schools and colleges, and colleges and schools into the University.

The Forum is principally online but does include an aray of activities, one of which is the Cutting Edge Masterclass

The idea of these masterclasses is to bring research-led expertise to GCSE and A Level students. Our staff are all experienced teachers who can bring cutting edge research to enhance A-level study and provide a glimpse into the University experience. All talks are 45 minutes long.

You can find out more on the Cutting Edge Master Class, If you are interested in booking onto one of our masterclasses or would like more information please contact us by emailing: arts@wlv.ac.uk


ENGLISH CORNER is held every Tuesday, 6pm-9pm at the Chaplaincy, City Campus. Run by Xiaoling Zou (Cassy) cassyzou@gmail.com - Guided throughout by native-speakers, the aim is to encourage international students to practice what they already know and to learn new things in English. Everyone is welcome and you can email the organiser direct for more information at andy.j.briggs@googlemail.com


ENGLISH LANGUAGE HELP SESSIONS - facilitated by the Students' Union on City Campus, during term-time - Wednesdays & Fridays 10am-1pm (45 minute session) - Sessions with our volunteer English facilitator Jan, by appointment only. You can book appointments via the Students' Union Reception on City Campus.


ARENA THEATRE LANGUAGE CAFE - The University runs a monthly multilingual Language Cafe at the Arena Theatre on City Campus where staff, students and members of the public can meet with other language learners and practise their English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and Japanese language skills in an informal setting. Just look out for the Language Café sign and come over to introduce yourself!

The Café runs from 5-7pm, usually on the first Wednesday of the month. You can find out more here and dates are also posted via our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

To keep up to date with the Arena Theatre, view the What's On pages of the website or Follow @ArenaTheatre on Twitter or www.facebook.com/arenatheatre on Facebook for latest dates.


LIGHTHOUSE  LANGUAGE CAFE - The Lighthouse Media Centre in the City Centre currently hosts a range of informal monolingual Language Cafes. They currently have 6 Language Cafes running - Japanese Cafe meets once per month. Esperanto every two months. All other Languages Cafes meet twice per month.
They also organise other events, for example, Meals, World Cinema, Walks, Parties, Pub Crawls etc and the meetups are a very relaxed way to practise your preferred language and, if you don't speak fluently you have nothing to worry about as we welcome any levels from beginners to native speakers.

You can find more more information on Language Cafes at the Lighthouse at www.meetup.com/Wolverhampton-Language-Cafes/


FUTURE LEARN (via University of East Anglia) currently run FREE distance learning English Study Skills courses for International Students.  For more information go to www.futurelearn.com/courses/study-skills-for-international-students