Programs to improve your English and communication skills

Explore a range of programs available at the University of Melbourne to help you improve your English and communication skills.

Subjects

Credit subjects which you may be able to add in your Study Plan.

For undergraduates

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.

Academic English: Economics and Business (ESLA10005)

This subject aims to develop ESL students' academic writing and speaking abilities through a study of topics in economics.

For graduates

Presenting Academic Discourse (LING90002) for graduate students

This subject aims to develop the advanced language required for successful graduate study in English.

Tutorials

Academic English tutorials for graduate students in science, arts, food science, education, engineering or IT

The Academic Skills team offers free academic English tutorials for graduate students in specific disciplines in your first or second semester of study.

These semester-long 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, so we strongly encourage you to register for the DELA in order to be considered.

For further information and to apply:

  • Graduate science students: See the Faculty of Science website.
  • Graduate arts students: Look out for further information from the Faculty of Arts.
  • Graduate food science students: Look out for further information in your week one lectures.
  • Graduate education students: Look out for further information in your week one lectures.
  • Graduate engineering and IT students: See the Melbourne School of Engineering website.

Other programs

Melbourne Talks

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.

Workshops

Academic Skills offers a range of workshops around language and communication. Check out our workshops page to find out more and see when they are running.

Explore other ways to develop your communication skills

Use our search tool to find other ways you can improve your English and communication skills. Events, activities and resources are available all year, and it's never too late to get started.

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