What can I do
The University of Melbourne is committed to ensuring all students develop the skills you need to succeed in your degree.
Communication Skills Opportunities Finder
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Presenting Academic Discourse (LING90002) for graduate students
This subject aims to develop the advanced language required for successful graduate study in English. https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/subjects/esla10003
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. https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/subjects/ling90002
Academic English for Economics and Commerce (ESLA10005)
This subject aims to develop ESL students' academic writing and speaking abilities through a study of topics in economics. https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/subjects/esla10005
We also offer free Academic English tutorials in specific disciplines in your first or second semester of study.
Academic English tutorials for graduate science, arts, food science, education, and engineering and IT students
These semester-long Academic English 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. The tutorials are application based and spaces are limited. We strongly encourage you to register for the DELA in order to be considered. For further information and to apply:
- Education – look out for more information in week 1 lectures
- Graduate Arts – look out for further information from the Faculty of Arts
- Graduate Engineering and IT
- Graduate Food Science – look out for further information in week 1 Food Science lectures
- Graduate Science
In addition, we offer workshops and programs tailored to specific areas you’d like to upskill in.
Melbourne Talks is a free 6 week peer-to-peer program hosted by the Student Peer Leader Network in partnership with Academic Skills and is open to all University of Melbourne students. Click here to find out more.
Academic Skills offers a range of workshops around language and communication. Check out our workshop calendar to find out more and see when they are running. Find out which of these workshops is right for you by taking a short quiz to receive personalised workshop and resource recommendations.
Communication Skills finder
Find other programs, activities and guidance to help you build your skills and confidence and prepare you for future success. The skills find page will help you to find skills development opportunities at University, including workshops, publications, programs, clubs and societies. Events and activities run all year, so it's never too late to get started. https://students.unimelb.edu.au/skills/english-and-communication-skills
Developing a high level of communication skills early is key to success in your studies. Find out which of these programs is right for you.