Develop your English language and communication skills in order to succeed at university and beyond.
What we offer
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) workshops
Academic Skills offers a range of workshops around language and communication for all study levels. Check out our workshops page to find out more and see when they are running.
Academic English Tutorials (graduate coursework)
The Academic Skills team offers a free 9-week tutorial program available to graduate coursework students in your first or second semester of study. The tutorials are free, require no additional assessments and can help you further develop your academic and English language skills within the context of your discipline. You’ll need to apply to participate, and spaces are limited.
English language development resources
Develop your language skills independently using the tips and strategies on these quick read pages, online learning modules and videos.
I want to:
Get feedback on my English language skills
Individual appointments and academic writing drop-ins
Get feedback on your writing and personalised advice on developing your English language and communication skills during an individual appointment with an Academic Skills Adviser. Or you can access a Writing Drop-in session for quick feedback from a Writing Mentor on a part of your writing.
Diagnostic assessment feedback and recommendations
The Diagnostic English Language Assessment (DELA) assesses your strengths in academic reading, writing and listening and offers personalised recommendations to support you in your skills development journey. It’s not an exam and you can’t fail.
Develop my conversational English skills
Melbourne Talks is a free, six-week peer to peer program hosted by the Student Peer Leader Network in partnership with Academic Skills. It is open to all University of Melbourne students.
Speaking and presenting resources
Browse these self-access quick read pages, online learning modules and videos for tips and strategies for developing your speaking and presenting skills independently.
Develop my academic writing skills
Academic writing workshops
Academic Skills offers a range of workshops on academic writing for all study levels. Check out our workshops page to find out more and see when they are running.
Academic writing resources
Browse these self-access quick read pages, online learning modules and videos for tips and strategies for developing your academic writing skills independently.
Other ways to improve your English language and communication skills
Credit subjects which you may be able to add to your Study Plan.
Academic English 1 (ESLA10003)
For undergraduate students. Through the study of multiculturalism in Australian society, this subject develops students’ ability to use academic English language.
Presenting Academic Discourse (LING90002)
For graduate students. This subject aims to develop the advanced language required for successful graduate study in English.
You may be interested in developing a specific aspect of your English language. Check out these popular topics, or explore our full range of resources.
Reading and notetaking
Improve your comprehension using these resources to learn about effective reading strategies and how to develop a note taking system that works for you.
Improve your understanding of the grammatical features of academic writing.