There are so many ways to build your language and communications skills while you study. Great skills will help you get the grades and the job you want. Build your confidence in writing, grammar or speaking and presenting. Work online, join a group, ask a teacher, practise, have fun!

English Ready workshops

Join our English Ready learning community by attending workshops throughout the year.

Please note: English Ready workshops for semester 2 are coming soon.

Topics are divided into four main areas:

  • Speaking and presenting
  • Grammar and sentence structure
  • Writing and ideas
  • Study skills and work readiness

No need to book; just arrive 5 minutes before sessions start.

Temporary location: Carlton Library, Building 94.03.03 (seminar room).

New workshops for semester 2 coming soon!

Rhythms of English

If you pronounce individual English words very well but still find that native speakers have trouble understanding you, or if you have trouble understanding native speakers, you might need to work on sentence stress. English is a stress-timed language, which means native speakers only pronounce the most important words in the sentence. These sessions will give you areas of pronunciation to work on.

Date Time Location

New workshops coming soon.

   

Speak out!

Gain confidence in speaking out and have fun speaking English and meeting people. The sessions aim to help you develop confidence in initiating and maintaining conversations.

Date Time Location

New workshops coming soon.

   

Speaking clearly
These sessions will build your confidence in communicating with others through practice and constructive feedback. You will learn about voice projection, articulation, rhythm, intonation, as well as how to speak clearly without mumbling.

Date Time Location
New workshops coming soon.    

Oral presentation practice

Boost your confidence in delivering an oral presentation. Pick up tips and receive constructive feedback from the learning advisor and other students on what worked and areas that could be improved. Topics include structuring content, PowerPoint presentation, body language and speech delivery.

Date Time Location

New workshops coming soon.

   

Strengthening sentences and writing good English

Learn about sentence types and how to clarify meaning at the sentence level. The workshops provide a general introduction to basic sentence structure. Each workshop builds on the previous one, so it is important to attend the first four sessions. The focus is on how sentence combinations can be used to achieve greater grammatical accuracy and flexibility in writing.

Date Time Location

New workshops coming soon.

   

Grammar studio

Work together on current writing to improve fluency and grammatical accuracy. Grammar studio provides an opportunity for you to improve your understanding of English grammar and sentence structure. Each week you will work with other students and a learning advisor in both giving and receiving feedback on a paragraph of your current writing which will be used for language discussion.

Date Time Location

New workshops coming soon.

   

Writing reports in English

The workshops focus on the language relevant to various sections of a report with a strong focus on writing about data.

Date Time Location

New workshops coming soon.