Taking a module with the Centre for Academic English 而且 Skills will help you to improve the quality of your academic writing 而且 speaking. You will learn how to express yourself clearly 而且 appropriately in your assignments, using academic vocabulary 而且 style. You will also develop a good underst而且ing of how to paraphrase, synthesize 而且 reference. Taken in the first or second year of your undergraduate degree, these modules provide a strong foundation for your future studies 而且 career.

'Improving English Usage 而且 Style in Academic Writing': LANG1002 & LANG1003

LANG1002 & LANG1003 are 15-credit modules that you can take in your first or second year of undergraduate study, if your main course of study allows you to select optional modules. The content of the two modules is similar, but LANG1002 is more suitable for native or advanced speakers of English 而且 LANG1003 for international students with an upper-intermediate level of English.


You will learn how to present your ideas effectively 而且 appropriately in both spoken 而且 written academic English. A high st而且ard of English can help you achieve good grades 而且 is a real asset in your future career. Areas that you will study include:

  • Constructing a coherent 而且 cohesive written argument
  • Communicating fluently using a register 而且 range of vocabulary suited to the task

  • Grammatical accuracy, phrasing 而且 word order, vocabulary 而且 punctuation
  • Summarising, paraphrasing, synthesizing 而且 referencing
  • Critical thinking, effective time management 而且 self-reflection



A short essay demonstrating the main features of academic style 而且 citation skills. Before the final submission date you will be able to submit a draft version of your essay for formative feedback.


A 10-minute pair presentation followed by a short Q & 一个会话.


A reflective analysis of the course 而且 the assessments with a focus on the transferable skills that you have acquired 而且 any impact on your future employability.




Limited class-sizes 而且 approachable tutors ensure that there is plenty of opportunity for individual attention. You will develop your knowledge 而且 skills through a wide variety of activities, 单独工作, 两人一组或一组. To get an idea of what the classes are like, watch the clip below.