Looking for support for your English-language skills?

If English is not your first language, there are plenty of ways you can improve and practise using the English language for your academic work.

English for Academic Writing Courses are available for any undergraduate or postgraduate student, who speaks English as a foreign language and who would like a weekly English language class to help with academic writing for coursework throughout MT and LT. 

In this course you’ll 

  • have a weekly class about key aspects of using English in academic writing, related to the general subject area you are studying
  • work with a specialist English language teacher throughout the year (including weekly office hours reserved specially for students on the course)
  • meet and practise English with other students in your department

The course begins in week 2 of the Michaelmas Term. Classes meet once a week, for one hour and run through both Michaelmas Term (weeks 2-10) and Lent Term (weeks 2-10). There are seven different English for Academic Writing courses, designed for students in different departments. 

They are offered at various times and days of the week. Once you select your class date and time, your class will be on the same day and at the same time for the rest of the academic year. 

To find out more about each course and to book your place, click below.

LN991: Economic History, European Institute, Government, International History, International Relations, School of Public Policy and Marshall Institute

Register for LN991

Taught by Michael Beaney

Information sessions (No need to book)

DayDate Time Room Academic Cluster
Monday 1 October 2018 14:00 PAR.2.03 LN991
Wednesday 3 October 2018 14:00 PAR.2.03 LN991
Friday 5 October 2018 14:00 PAR.LG.03 LN991
Friday 5 October 2018 15:00 PAR.LG.03 All clusters

LN992: Law

Register for LN992

Taught by Mike McGarvey

Information sessions (No need to book)

 DayDate Time Room Academic Cluster
Tuesday 2 October 2018 15:00 CLM.5.02 LN992
Thursday 4 October 2018 15:00 KSW.G.01 LN992
Friday 5 October 2018 15:00 PAR.LG.03 All clusters

LN993: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Mathematics and Statistics

Register for LN993

Taught by Christopher Sciberras

Information sessions (No need to book)

 DayDate Time Room Academic Cluster
Monday 1 October 2018 12:00 PAR.2.03 LN993
Wednesday 3 October 2018 12:00 CLM.7.02 LN993
Friday 5 October 2018 15:00 PAR.LG.03 All clusters

LN994: Media & Communications and Psychological and Behavioural Science

Register for LN994

Taught by Sarah Taylor and Simon Roberts

Information sessions (No need to book)

DayDate Time Room Academic Cluster
Tuesday 2 October 2018 11:00 OLD.3.28 LN994
Friday 5 October 2018 16:00 PAR.LG.03 LN994
Friday 5 October 2018 15:00 PAR.LG.03 All clusters

LN995: Geography & Environment, International Development and Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method

Register for LN995

Taught by Simon Roberts

Information sessions (No need to book)

DayDate Time Room Academic Cluster
Thursday 4 October 2018 11:00 PAR.LG.03 LN995
Friday 5 October 2018 11:00 PAR.2.03 LN995
Friday 5 October 2018 15:00 PAR.LG.03 All clusters

LN996: Anthropology, Gender Studies, Social Policy, Health Policy and Sociology

Register for LN996

Taught by Sarah Taylor

Information sessions (No need to book)

DayDate Time Room Academic Cluster
Monday 1 October 2018 16:00 PAR.LG.03 LN996
Wednesday 3 October 2018 16:00 PAR.2.03 LN996
Friday 5 October 2018 15:00 PAR.LG.03 All clusters

LN997: Management

Register for LN997

Taught by Andrew Mitchell

Information sessions (No need to book)

DayDate Time Room Academic Cluster
Monday 1 October 2018 13:00 PAR.2.03 LN997
Wednesday 3 October 2018 13:00 PAR.2.03 LN997
Friday 5 October 2018 13:00 PAR.2.03 LN997
Friday 5 October 2018 15:00 PAR.LG.03 All clusters

 

If you're not sure where any of these rooms are, please check these maps and directions and specifically the information on 'Finding your way around LSE: room numbering and accessibility'.

Apart from the English for Academic Writing Course, what other language support is available?

You can also take part in LSE LIFE workshops, many of which focus on English language. Work on your pronunciationcommunicating via emailusing your voiceincreasing your academic vocabularymastering verb tensesmetaphorssentence structure; and much more. 

If you’d like one-to-one help, book an appointment with an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) teacher. Appointments take place in LSE LIFE Monday - Friday and are available to any student with questions about English language for both speaking and writing.