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International students: English Language Support

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Academic Centre for International students

The Academic Centre for International students (ACIS) offers a range of options for English language support for students based in Southampton. There are courses to help improve your language skills before you start your degree or alongside your degree. For more information, visit the ACIS department website.


One-to-One Language & Academic Advising

An opportunity to discuss any issues related to language learning or academic development on a one-to-one basis. This service is designed to support language learners across the University.

Bookable sessions are available Monday to Thursday, 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-15.00 in the advising pod at the Library & Learning Commons (Avenue Campus). To book a session email or drop in 12.00-14.00 on Fridays.

English for Academic Purposes support programme

The EAP skills support programme offers academic language support to international students who need to develop their English language and academic literacy skills during their studies. All classes are free of charge to international students registered at the University of Southampton. Check the EAP website for more details.

EAP toolkit

The English for Academic Purposes toolkit is a set of online learning resources for self-study. It contains over 100 interactive learning activities and covers learning skills, academic writing, reading and critical thinking, listening and note-taking, communication skills, grammar and vocabulary for academic purposes.

Log in to Blackboard to access this resource.