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English Language Support

The University of Tasmania provides a range of English Language supports for all students (International, CALD and domestic) who wish to develop further their spoken and/or written English language skills. These include:

Individual consultations

The Student Learning team are available for one-on-one consultations with students to assist with their English language skills development, as well as supporting students’ academic learning and study skills development and information literacy. Many of the Student Learning Advisers are qualified English language specialists.

Click here to learn more about the consultancy services and to book an appointment.

Student Learning workshops

Student Learning deliver workshops on English language and academic skills. Our workshops are open to all students studying in degree programs at the University of Tasmania. Workshops are run regularly for students on the Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast and Sydney campuses.

We also offer our distance students access to academic skills workshops through online delivery. If you are studying on campus you are also most welcome to participate online.

Click here to learn more about the Student Learning Workshops.

Online English language help sheets

Student Learning Advisers have developed several help sheets with advice and activities to assist students develop their English language skills. Examples of topics covered include:

Other opportunities for students to develop their English language skills:

The Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) that support many academic units in the Colleges provide students with study support for the units and also offer excellent opportunities for students to practice English language skills in a relaxed and friendly, small group environment.

Click here for details about the PASS program.

Student Learning Drop In is a peer-facilitated student support service providing students with opportunities to develop their academic learning and study skills as well as practice their English language fluency.

Click here for details about the Student Learning Drop In program and locations.

UniStart International is an online resource designed to assist International students in their transition to university. The program comprises a suite of modules that provide advice and activities for developing key academic learning and study skills, including academic English language development.

Click here for details about the UniStart International program.

Scribble and Babble is a science communication skills resource on MyLO that provides access to online, self-paced, self-guided resources to support students’ learning of written and oral communication skills. The Scribble resource supports students’ learning of written communication skills (academic writing, report writing and essay writing) while the Babble resource supports students’ learning of oral presentation skills. The program is a collaboration between Student Learning Advisers and SET academics.

Click here to access the MyLO site.

Prep for PEP workshops are run by Student Learning Advisers in collaboration with Colleges to prepare and support students who are about to undertake professional experience placements (PEPs) as part of their course (mainly College of Health and Medicine courses). One focus of the workshops is the development of communication skills particularly as they relate to professional workplaces. For more information on the Prep for PEP workshops, please contact your course coordinator.