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Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) is a series of sessions offered in six-week units designed to help undergraduate students with English language skills. The aim of LEAP is to give you the confidence in your English language ability so that you can make the most of your study at the University of Salford. Enhancing your English language ability will improve the quality of your assignments and dissertation, helping you to maximise your potential.

  • Unit 1 Academic Reading and Writing - designed to give you support with sourcing materials, referencing and planning your assignments, together with academic writing including grammar, vocabulary and how to organise this information for an assessment.
    • Week 1 Reading for Assessments
    • Week 2 Academic Writing Style
    • Week 3 Cohesion in Academic Writing
    • Week 4 Effective Paraphrasing
    • Week 5 Forming the Passive Voice
    • Week 6 Writing Critically
  • Unit 2 Academic Presentations – designed to give you support in preparation for academic presentations, including effective planning, preparing visual aids, using signposting language, prioritising and summarising.
    • Week 1 Planning a Presentation
    • Week 2 Using Signposting Language
    • Week 3 Effective Visual Aids
    • Week 4 Tense Usage in Presentations
    • Week 5 Presentation Practice
    • Week 6 Presentation Practice

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Unit 2

Academic Presentation