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This programme of courses and tutorials on written and spoken communication skills is open to everyone who wants to improve their academic performance and employability. It may be particularly suitable for the following students:
Current students of Kingston University are able to enrol for free on a range of programmes to help and support their English.
Our English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) programme provides a wide range of support in academic and professional language and skills to help you succeed in your degree and future career. Programme and enrolment details can be found here.
All our classes are broadcast live using MS Teams and we hope you can join the live sessions. Recordings of our classes will also be available on Canvas for you to watch in your own time. First you will need to self-enrol on the courses you are interested in.
All EAPD courses count as key competencies to build your Kingston Award and Higher Education Achievement Report.
The wide range of EAPD options include:
These classes are open to students from any faculty. Each course focuses on a particular skill e.g. assignment writing, giving presentations, critical reading and more. Most of the courses have one class per week over an 8-week period. The courses are free and voluntary and there is a course guide to help you focus on the skills and language that will be most helpful to you. To register, choose the course, check your timetable and make sure you are free to attend. You can self-enrol via this link.
These courses are only open to students in your faculty and focus on faculty-specific academic skills e.g. lab reports, business reports, poster presentations, and reflective writing. To register, choose the course, check your timetable and make sure you are free to attend. You can self-enrol via this link.
These courses aim to develop all four skills in academic and professional contexts. A range of stimulating topics forms the basis for integrated practice of skills and language. These courses are offered at three language levels. Students have the opportunity for regular practice and assessment and receive feedback on their progress, are assessed. These courses count as key competencies to build your Kingston Award and Higher Education Achievement Report.
For Erasmus and Study Abroad students, this module can be taken for credit. We recommend that home institutions grant 7.5 ECTS on completion of the course in accordance with the course specifications. You will need to discuss this with your Study Abroad/ Erasmus coordinator in the first weeks of the course and tell your KLS teacher if you want to take this course for credit.
Registration: If you are interested in doing one of these KLS English courses, please go to this page.
Attendance and assessment: You will be assessed on your progress, sometimes in class, and must be able to attend every class and do some work outside class.
Book a 30-minute tutorial. Bring an assignment you are working on for advice on writing skills and language.