Academic English Tutorials for graduate coursework students

This is a free, not for credit program available to graduate coursework students wanting to develop their English language skills.

The Academic English Tutorial program is free, runs for 9 weeks and is offered during your first or second semester at university.

The tutorial series runs during semester and is scheduled to fit between your other classes. The tutorials are designed to help you to develop and apply the academic and English language skills you need to participate in class and succeed in your assessment tasks at the University of Melbourne.

This is an opportunity for you to learn these vital skills in a supportive environment alongside other students from related disciplines.

Hear from previous participants of the program about their experience and what they did to improve their academic and English language skills.

About the program

The 9-week tutorial program runs one session per week from week 2 to week 11 (with a 2-week break in the middle of semester).

The weekly tutorials are designed to build on your skills and capabilities across the semester. Students who apply and are accepted must attend at least 7 of the 9 sessions.

Each tutorial runs for 90 minutes.

The program is free with no additional assessments or homework.

Note: In Semester 1, 2023, tutorials will be delivered in person at the Parkville Campus or online via Zoom. You will receive the Zoom link for your class once you’re accepted into the program if you have registered for an online class. You will receive the room number once you're accepted into the program if you have registered for an in person class.

Tutorial topics

The program develops a range of vital skills for graduate coursework students, including:

  • Participating in tutorials
  • Australian academic culture and expectations
  • Managing time
  • Oral presentations
  • Critical reading and note taking
  • Academic writing and referencing

How do I apply?

Spaces are limited. Students must apply and be selected in order to participate.

Complete the expression of interest form below if you would like us to email you when applications open for the program in Semester 2, 2023.

Click here to express your interest

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