If you have grown up speaking languages other than English, whether in the UK or overseas, you may welcome some guidance in using English at University
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 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 enrol in our Academic English Language Skills canvas course at https://wlv.instructure.com/enroll/6AHT8E
You can contact the International Academy directly at IA@wlv.ac.uk
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You can find out more about what the International Academy can offer here
West Midlands Language Forum
The West Midlands English 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 array 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARENA THEATRE - 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 MEDIA CENTRE - The Lighthouse (Lock Works) currently hosts a range of informal monolingual Language Cafes for speakers of English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
These meet-ups are a very relaxed and informal way to practise your chosen language and there is no need for any degree of fluency, just go along and have a go.
The meet-up groups are usually held twice a month and the English Language evenings “Queen’s English Meet Up” is every second Wednesday. A great opportunity for visitors to the UK to meet local people and practise their conversational English.
You can find more more information on Language Cafes at the Lighthouse at www.meetup.com/Wolverhampton-Language-Cafes/
Language Help at the Students’ Union
ENGLISH LANGUAGE HELP SESSIONS The Students' Union currently facilitates Language Help sessions on City Campus, during term-time - Wednesday & Friday 10am-1pm (45 minute session). Sessions by appointment only. You can book appointments HERE
External (Independent) Links
ENGLISH CORNER is held every Tuesday, 6pm-9pm at the Chaplaincy, City Campus. Run by Xiaoling Zou (Cassy) - 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 email@example.com
FUTURE LEARN (via University of East Anglia) currently run FREE distance learning English Study Skills courses. For more information go to www.futurelearn.com/courses/study-skills-for-international-students