Academic Skills and Language

Need help fine-tuning your essay or presentation? Whatever grade you’re currently on and and would like to achieve, we can help you improve in a range of academic areas.

Academic Skills

You can come to see us for academic skills development support.  We deliver this support face-to-face and electronically through one-to-one and small group sessions.  The sessions cover topics such as:

  • Formality in academic writing
  • Delivering effective presentations
  • Structuring an academic essay
  • Editing and proof-reading
  • Writing effective introductions and conclusions
  • Researching and taking notes effectively

Academic skills sessions take place on a Mondays.

Academic Language

These workshops focus in on the language that you need to write and discuss issues in an academic environment.  The sessions cover topics such as:

  • Sentence structure
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Using linking words
  • Common language errors

Academic language sessions take place on Tuesdays.

Please note: Academic skills and academic language sessions are two hours long. The first hour will be tutor-led and the second hour is an opportunity for you to ask questions and practice the area covered by the session.

If you want to have a one-to-one session to get support on a particular aspect of you academic writing or speaking, email lee@bil.ac.uk to arrange.