ELC activities next week

for the week starting 17th October

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English Language Centre activities are free to Plymouth University students who have English as a second language. Next week we are offering the following activities:

Coursework tutorials

Coursework tutorials are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A tutorial is an opportunity to get feedback from an English language teacher on your coursework.

You need to sign up on our DLE page for a tutorial if you are an undergraduate or a Masters student.

If you are a MPhil/PhD student then please email: elc@plymouth.ac.uk to arrange a tutorial.

Workshop: Pronunciation 3 Long words and vowel sounds

These pronunciation workshops are continuing with the focus on the pronunciation of longer words with many syllables and how vowel sounds are reduced in those words.

The workshops are one hour long and there are two of them so only go once! The workshops are on Thursday at 1.00 pm and Friday at 12.00 pm.

You need to sign up on our DLE page to book a place on this workshop.

Workshop: Everyday English 3 Excuse me!

These workshops focus on the English you need every day to survive in the UK. The workshops are on Thursday afternoon at 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm. They are one hour long and they are the same, so just go to one. This week the focus is on being polite so that British people don't think you are rude!

You need to sign up on our DLE page to book a place on this workshop.

Workshop: Academic Writing 2 Structuring essays, reports and paragraphs

This workshop is the second in the series in academic writing. It focuses on the structure of academic texts and looks at how essays, reports and paragraphs are put together. It is on Wednesday afternoon at 2.00 pm.

You need to sign up on our DLE page to book a place on this workshop.

Workshop: Grammar 3 Paraphrasing

Grammar workshops will be based on the following book: Oxford Grammar for EAP by Ken Paterson. This week's lesson will be based on unit 16 and will focus on Paraphrasing. You can buy the book and bring it to class regularly, but you can still attend the lesson without the book. You should study the unit in the book in preparation before you come to class so you are ready to ask questions and do some activities on the grammr points. The workshops are on Tuesday at 11.00 am and 12.00 pm and Wednesday 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm.

You need to sign up on our DLE page to book a place on this workshop.

English Club

English Club is a place to practise your spoken English outside the classroom. Come along and say hello to lots of people from different parts of the world (including the UK!) and improve your confidence and fluency.

English Club is in Cookworthy on the ground floor refectory area. Just turn up: Tuesday at 6.00pm.

Drop-in Zones

You can have a short consultation with an English language teacher at the English Language Centre's drop-in zones. These take place in the Sum Up Zone in the main library at the back of the ground floor. Look for the ELC notice! You cannot book a place at the Drop-in Zone - just turn up: Thursday 3.00 - 5.00 pm.

The ELC at the Writing Cafe

The Writing Cafe offers support to students with their writing skills (as well as selling excellent coffee!). The Writing Cafe is based on the top floor of the Babbage building and has writing mentors from 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm every weekday. On Wednesdays and Fridays from 12.00 - 1.00 an English language teacher will be available at the Writing Cafe.

English for Living in the UK

This class is for husbands and wives of students enrolled on MPhil/PhD courses at the university and they are designed to help spouses settle into life in Plymouth.

Email elc@plymouth.ac.uk for more information.

Languages Cafe

The Languages Cafe offers everyone the opportunity to practise English, French and Spanish (and sometimes other languages) with a free cup of coffee. It takes place on Wednesdays from 1.00 - 2.00 pm in Robbins Conference Centre Foyer and on Thursdays from 5.30 - 6.30 pm in the Student Union Cafe.

Come along and practise your languages informally!


Contact the English Language Centre

You can email us: elc@plymouth.ac.uk

You can get advice about English language support during the ELC office hour every weekday in Babbage 216.