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Learning English for Academic Purposes

Learning English for Academic Purposes

Salford Languages offers a number of extra-curricular courses to help you improve your academic English so that your assignments, dissertation or thesis are of a higher quality. Our provision is free of charge and open to all Salford students – whether you are a studying for a bachelors, masters or doctorate.

Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) UG is for undergraduate (Bachelors) students. It is designed to support English language development through the use of academic language and style in assignments and dissertations.

Academic Reading and Writing

Designed to give support with sourcing materials, referencing and planning assignments, together with academic writing skills, including grammar, academic vocabulary and how to organise this information for an assessment.

  • Week 1 Reading for Assessments (w/c 5th Feb)
  • Week 2 Academic Writing Style (w/c 12th Feb)
  • Week 3 Cohesion in Academic Writing (w/c 19th Feb)
  • Week 4 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 26th Feb)
  • Week 5 Forming the Passive Voice (w/c 5th March)
  • Week 6 Writing Critically (w/c 12th March)

This module will run on Thursdays 11am – 1pm and is repeated Thursdays 2pm – 4pm.

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Academic Presentations

Designed to give support in preparation for academic presentations, including effective planning, preparing visual aids, using signposting language, prioritising and summarising information.

  • Week 1 Planning a Presentation (w/c 5th Feb)
  • Week 2 Using Signposting Language (w/c 12th Feb)
  • Week 3 Effective Visual Aids (w/c 19th Feb)
  • Week 4 Tense Usage in Presentations (w/c 26th Feb)
  • Week 5 Presentation Practice (w/c 5th March)
  • Week 6 Presentation Practice (w/c 12th March)

This module will run on Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm for LEAP UG.

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Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) PGT is for postgraduate taught (Masters) students. It is designed to support English language development through the use of academic language and style in assignments and dissertations.

Academic Reading and Writing

Designed to give support with sourcing materials, referencing and planning assignments, together with academic writing skills, including grammar, academic vocabulary and how to organise this information for an assessment.

  • Week 1 Reading for Assessments (w/c 5th Feb)
  • Week 2 Academic Writing Style (w/c 12th Feb)
  • Week 3 Cohesion in Academic Writing (w/c 19th Feb)
  • Week 4 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 26th Feb)
  • Week 5 Forming the Passive Voice (w/c 5th March)
  • Week 6 Writing Critically (w/c 12th March)

This module will run on Wednesdays 11am – 1pm.

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Academic Presentations

Designed to give support in preparation for academic presentations, including effective planning, preparing visual aids, using signposting language, prioritising and summarising information.

Week 1 Planning a Presentation (w/c 5th Feb)

  • Week 2 Using Signposting Language (w/c 12th Feb)
  • Week 3 Effective Visual Aids (w/c 19th Feb)
  • Week 4 Tense Usage in Presentations (w/c 26th Feb)
  • Week 5 Presentation Practice (w/c 5th March)
  • Week 6 Presentation Practice (w/c 12th March)

This module will run on Tuesdays 11am – 1pm and repeated Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm.

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LEAP PhD is for postgraduate researchers (PGRs / PhD students) and is designed to help with thesis writing and academic speaking to present and defend the research.

Philosophical Stance (1)

Understanding the meaning of philosophical stance and methodological choices for defence of the PhD, pronouncing key terms, expressing reliability and validity, giving and receiving peer feedback, asking and answering questions.

Week 1 Ontological Foundations (7th Feb)

Week 2 Epistemological Foundations (14th Feb)

Week 3 Axiological Foundations (21st Feb)

Week 4 Methodological Choices (28th Feb)

Week 5 Multi versus Mixed Methods (7th March)

Week 6 Defending the Position (14th March)

This module will run on Wednesdays 11am – 1pm.

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Philosophical Stance (2)

Designed to develop confidence in expressing personal philosophical stance in the justification of methodological choices made. PGRs / PhD students must have completed Philosophical Stance 1 in order to register for this module.

Week 1 Recap of Philosophical Stance continua (6th Feb)

Week 2 Pluralistic Paradigms (13th Feb)

Week 3 Competing Discourses (20th Feb)

Week 4 Metanarratives (27th Feb)

Week 5 Methodological Eclecticism (6th March)

Week 6 Defending the Position (13th March)

This module will run on Tuesdays 1pm - 3pm.

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Thesis Writing

Designing strong structures, tenses in different parts of the thesis, signposting words and phrases, linking devices, articles, irregular plurals, prepositions, word classes, explicit structure and implicit internal logic.

Week 1 Grammar Recap (8th Feb)

Week 2 Structuring (15th Feb)

Week 3 Verb Forms (22nd Feb)

Week 4 Effective Introductions (1st March)

Week 5 Cohesive Writing (8th March)

Week 6 Maintaining Coherence (15th March)

(This module will run on Thursdays 11am - 1pm and will be repeated on Thursdays 1pm - 3pm)

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