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Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) team offers in-sessional English support for international students. This service is free and is offered at Chester and Warrington campuses to current students throughout their academic course. Students requiring help with tutorials, academic writing, presentations, vocabulary or pronunciation are advised to contact the EAP team to attend a group class or arrange one-to-one support.

What EAP DO

  • Teaching and assessment
  • Provide high-quality free teaching and support throughout your academic programme
  • Develop your general and academic English as well as your study skills

How EAP can help you

Develop you range of academic vocabulary

Develop your research and writing skills

  • Identifying key information in large texts
  • Note-taking
  • Summarising, paraphrasing and synthesising
  • Referencing and citation
  • Structuring your written assignments and dissertation

Review assignment and dissertation drafts

  • Working closely with faculty staff to identify problem areas
  • Work closely with you to help you communicate your meaning effectively
  • Help you structure, edit and revise your writing

Work with you to prepare you for presentations

  • Identify pronunciation difficulties and work with you to overcome them
  • Present and practise language of presentations with you
  • Help you with the structure and content of your presentations
  • Rehearse and practise your presentations before your assessment

Refer you to additional materials to help develop your language and academic learning skills

Modes of provision

All Level 5 and 6 students whose English level is not IELTS 7.0 equivalent are required to attend these sessions

Classes (Parkgate and Queen's Park)

  • General EAP classes for levels 4,5 and 6
  • Level 4, 5, and 6 English for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level 5 and 6 English for Engineering
  • Level 5 and 6 English for Business
  • Level 6 English for Business dissertation
  • Level 7 Business
  • Level 7 English for Medicine
  • Level 7 English for Public Health

Tutorials (Temperance Hall, Parkgate, Queen's Park, Warrington)

  • 1:1 tutorials (email to book)

Contact our EAP team

Martin Dobie: m.dobie@chester.ac.uk

Richard Wilson: richard.Wilson@chester.ac.uk

Eva Lake: e.lake@chester.ac.uk

Get in touch with the team to access a 2018/19 timetable.