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English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Monday 5 Mar

Grammar Essentials: Verb Tense 

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Need to brush up on your verb tenses? What about verb use in Academic writing? The rules for tense use are different in speaking and formal writing in a number of ways. You will have opportunities for discussion and practice.

Date: 05 March 18

Time: 11am-12.30pm

Venue: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

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Tuesday 6 Mar

EAP: Improve your English in 10 minutes a day - Session 1

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Everyone can find 10 minutes in their day to do something special.  Why not use it to improve your English? Across two sessions (06 & 13 March) we will provide you with reading, writing, listening and speaking activities you can complete in around 10 mins per day. Make these activities a daily habit to improve your English over an extended period. 

Venue: Alice Hoy 225 

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Wednesday 7 Mar

Speaking Clearly 1: stress patterns in words and sentences

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Learn how to produce the right stress patterns in words like politics, politician and political. Discover patterns of stress placement to make learning stress patterns easier, then practice your new skills in the workshop.

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Monday 12 Mar

Grammar Essentials: Compound and Complex Sentences

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue:  Room 110 & 111, level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Academic Writing often involves weaving together complex and difficult ideas. This can test your skills of sentence construction. Come and gain confidence with compound and complex sentences through explanations, exercises and opportunities for questions. 

To register and to find more workshops, click here. (Scroll down and click the 'English for Academic Purposes workshops' drop-down menu under 'Workshops and sessions at Stop 1').

Tuesday 13 Mar

EAP: Improve your English in 10 minutes a day - Session 2

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Venue: Alice Hoy 225

Everyone can find 10 minutes in their day to do something special.  Why not use it to improve your English? Across 2  sessions ( 06 & 13 March) we will provide you with reading, writing, listening and speaking activities you can complete in around 10 mins per day. Make these activities a daily habit to improve your English over an extended period.

To register and to find more workshops, click here. (Scroll down and click the 'English for Academic Purposes workshops' drop-down menu under 'Workshops and sessions at Stop 1').

Wednesday 14 Mar

EAP: Speaking Clearly 2: stress and intonation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Venue:  Room 109, level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. The rhythm and melody of your speech at the sentence level convey a lot of information. Among other things, they tell your listeners important information like what you want to emphasise, and whose turn it is to talk; essential for presenting teaching and everyday communication. There will be lots of practice exercises in class.

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Monday 19 Mar

Grammar Essentials: Creating sentence variety in your writing

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue: Room 110 & 111, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English and builds on content covered in Compound/Complex Sentences. Bring a piece of your own writing.You will explore sentence patterns in your own writing and discuss how you can improve your writing by creating sentence variety.

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Wednesday 21 Mar

EAP: Speaking Clearly 3: word endings and pronunciation

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you find it hard to pronounce sounds at the ends of words? Is it hard for you to pronounce plurals and past tenses, or to make words like bat and bad sound different? Listeners can be confused if the sounds at the ends of words are missing or unclear. Learn how to hear and say word endings; lots of opportunities are provided for practice.

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Monday 26 Mar

EAP: Critical thinking in an Australian context

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Venue: Room 109 & 110, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. All of us think critically every day. However, in Australia the academic expectations of critical thinking may be different from those in your culture. This session builds on the critical thinking skills you already have. We will clarify the thinking skills you are expected to use in your studies, especially when reading and writing. In particular we will look at critical reading and how you can use the ideas from your readings in your writing. 

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Wednesday 28 Mar

EAP: Speaking Clearly 4: difficult consonants

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. English, like all languages, has a few consonant sounds that are difficult for learners and can make your speech unclear. Learn to make new sounds, and investigate strategies to use them in everyday speaking. Come and find out about those sounds that give you trouble, as well as a range of strategies to practice.

To register and to find more workshops, click here. (Scroll down and click the 'English for Academic Purposes workshops' drop-down menu under 'Workshops and sessions at Stop 1').

Thursday 29 Mar

EAP: Chit Chat: strategies for engaging in small talk

12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Venue: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Making small talk is more than just getting to know someone new. It is an expected part of social behaviour, but making small talk isn’t always easy. Speakers must meet certain expectations and must talk about appropriate subjects which may vary from one culture to another. These activities will give you a chance to practice what to say when you’re face to face with someone new and want to get the conversation started.

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Monday 9 Apr

EAP: Vocabulary building strategies

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Venue: Rooms 109-110, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. A large English vocabulary is essential for success at university, but you need to know more than just a large number of words. This workshop will explore ways to enrich and apply your vocabulary as you study and in everyday life. Learn strategies for recognising, understanding and remembering new and difficult words so you can apply them to your academic speaking and writing.

To register and to find more workshops, click here. (Scroll down and click the 'English for Academic Purposes workshops' drop-down menu under 'Workshops and sessions at Stop 1').

Wednesday 11 Apr

EAP: Speaking Clearly 5: vowels

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Venue: Room 109, Level 1, 757 Swanston St (Stop 1)

This workshop is for non-native speakers of English. Do you confuse some vowels that sound similar, as in fit and feet or pull and pool? Come and learn to hear all the English vowel sounds, some helpful tools to write down vowels accurately, and some rules for vowel spelling. Practice producing accurate vowels in simple speaking activities.

To register and to find more workshops, click here. (Scroll down and click the 'English for Academic Purposes workshops' drop-down menu under 'Workshops and sessions at Stop 1').

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