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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 and PGT is for undergraduate (Bachelors) students and 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

This module is 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 Module Introductory Session (w/c 28th January)
  • Week 2 Reading for Assessments (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Academic Writing style (w/c 22nd 11th February)
  • Week 4 Cohesion in Academic Writing (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 Using the Passive Voice (w/c 25th February)
  • Week 6 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 7 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 8 Critical Writing (w/c 18th March)
  • Week 9 Critical Writing (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgt111jan

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgttues24jan

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgtweds111

Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgtweds24jan

Academic Presentations

This module is designed to give support with preparing for academic presentations, covering how to create effective presentation slides, what is an effective presentation style and how to structure your academic presentation.

Academic Presentations is a 5 week module commencing in January and will be repeated in March.

January

  • Week 1 Effective Presentation Styles and Structures (w/c 28th January)
  • Week 2 Effective Slides (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Student Presentations (w/c 22nd 11th February)
  • Week 4 Student Presentations (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 Student Presentations (w/c 25th February)

March

  • Week 1 Effective Presentation Styles and Structures (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 2 Effective Slides (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 3 Student Presentations (w/c 22nd 18th March)
  • Week 4 Student Presentations (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 5 Student Presentations (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

January: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentations

March: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentations2

Thursdays 9am - 11am

January: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentationsthurs111

March: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentations2911

Thursdays 2pm - 4pm

January: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentationsthurs24

March: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentationsthurs224

Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) UG and PGT is for undergraduate (Bachelors) students and Postgraduate Taught / Masters Students. It is designed to support English language development through the use of academic language and style in assignments and dissertations. We provide sessions in Academic Reading and Writing and Academic Presentations.

Academic Reading and Writing

This module is 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 Module Introductory Session (w/c 28th January)
  • Week 2 Reading for Assessments (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Academic Writing style (w/c 22nd 11th February)
  • Week 4 Cohesion in Academic Writing (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 Using the Passive Voice (w/c 25th February)
  • Week 6 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 7 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 8 Critical Writing (w/c 18th March)
  • Week 9 Critical Writing (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgt111jan

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgttues24jan

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgtweds111

Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ugpgtweds24jan

Academic Presentations

This module is designed to give support with preparing for academic presentations, covering how to create effective presentation slides, what is an effective presentation style and how to structure your academic presentation.

Academic Presentations is a 5 week module commencing in January and will be repeated in March.

January

  • Week 1 Effective Presentation Styles and Structures (w/c 28th January)
  • Week 2 Effective Slides (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Student Presentations (w/c 22nd 11th February)
  • Week 4 Student Presentations (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 Student Presentations (w/c 25th February)

March

  • Week 1 Effective Presentation Styles and Structures (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 2 Effective Slides (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 3 Student Presentations (w/c 22nd 18th March)
  • Week 4 Student Presentations (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 5 Student Presentations (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

January: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentations

March: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentations2

Thursdays 9am - 11am

January: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentationsthurs111

March: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentations2911

Thursdays 2pm - 4pm

January: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentationsthurs24

March: https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/academicpresentationsthurs224

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

This module is designed to support students with 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, and asking and answering questions.

  • Week 1 Module Introductory Session (w/c 28th January)
  • Week 2 Ontological Foundations (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Epistemological Foundations (w/c 11th February)
  • Week 4 Axiological Foundations (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 Methodological Choices (w/c 25th February)
  • Week 6 Methodological Choices (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 7 Methodological Cohesion (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 8 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 18th March)
  • Week 9 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/philos111

Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/philos24

Writing the Thesis

This module is designed to support students to prepare the thesis effectively, covering important components: academic vocabulary, writing an effective introduction, writing with clarity and concluding the thesis successfully.

  • Week 1 Module Introductory Session (w/c 28th January)
  • Week 2 Academic Vocabulary (w/c 4th February)
  • Week 3 Writing an Effective Introduction Chapter  (w/c 11th February)
  • Week 4 The Literature Review: Criticality (w/c 18th February)
  • Week 5 The Literature Review: Clarity and Coherence (w/c 25th February)
  • Week 6 Writing a Meaningful Methodology Chapter (w/c 4th March)
  • Week 7 Analysing Results to Create Discussion (w/c 11th March)
  • Week 8 Writing an Effective Conclusion and Recommendations Chapter (w/c 18th March)
  • Week 9 Articulate Abstracts (w/c 25th March)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 1st April)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Thursdays 11am - 1pm

https://salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/thesiswriting111jan