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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 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 7th October)
  • Week 2 Reading for Assessments (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Academic Writing style (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 Cohesion in Academic Writing (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 Using the Passive Voice (w/c 4th November)
  • Week 6 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 11th November)
  • Week 7 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 18th November)
  • Week 8 Critical Writing (w/c 25th November)
  • Week 9 Critical Writing (w/c 2nd December )
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 9th Decemeber)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

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 October and will be repeated in November.

October

  • Week 1 Effective Presentation Styles and Structures (w/c 7th October)
  • Week 2 Effective Slides (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Student Presentations (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 Student Presentations (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 Student Presentations (w/c 4th November)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

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 7th October)
  • Week 2 Reading for Assessments (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Academic Writing style (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 Cohesion in Academic Writing (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 Using the Passive Voice (w/c 4th November)
  • Week 6 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 11th November)
  • Week 7 Effective Paraphrasing (w/c 18th November)
  • Week 8 Critical Writing (w/c 25th November)
  • Week 9 Critical Writing (w/c 2nd December)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 9th December)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

Wednesdays 11am - 1pm

Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm

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 October and will be repeated in November.

  • Week 1 Effective Presentation Styles and Structures (w/c 7th October)
  • Week 2 Effective Slides (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Student Presentations (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 Student Presentations (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 Student Presentations (w/c 4th November)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

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 7th October)
  • Week 2 Ontological Foundations (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Epistemological Foundations (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 Axiological Foundations (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 Methodological Choices (w/c 4th November)
  • Week 6 Methodological Choices (w/c 11th November)
  • Week 7 Methodological Cohesion (w/c 18th November)
  • Week 8 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 25th November)
  • Week 9 Methodological Eclecticism and Controversies (w/c 2nd December)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 9th December)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm

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 7th October)
  • Week 2 Academic Vocabulary (w/c 14th October)
  • Week 3 Writing an Effective Introduction Chapter  (w/c 21st October)
  • Week 4 The Literature Review: Criticality (w/c 28th October)
  • Week 5 The Literature Review: Clarity and Coherence (w/c 4th November)
  • Week 6 Writing a Meaningful Methodology Chapter (w/c 11th November)
  • Week 7 Analysing Results to Create Discussion (w/c 18th November)
  • Week 8 Writing an Effective Conclusion and Recommendations Chapter (w/c 25th November)
  • Week 9 Articulate Abstracts (w/c 2nd December)
  • Week 10 Module Summary Session (w/c 9th December)

To book on, please follow the relevant link below:

Thursdays 11am - 1pm

Thursdays 2pm - 4pm