Academic English classes

We run a programme of in-sessional academic English classes to support you if English is not your first language. The programme is free of charge to all full-time students at Essex. Classes are run as non-credit or additional credit modules alongside your studies. If you wish to enrol you must first take our English language assessment.

If you are a native speaker of English, we can offer you support and advice through our workshop programme.

How to register

  1. Take our English language assessment.
  2. Your results email will include a link to a registration form and details of our Academic English Support information session.
  3. Complete the form to indicate which modules you would like to register onto, or attend our information session to discuss the classes available with our academic advisers.

Classes

Colchester Campus

Following the assessment results you will be able to register onto the following modules:

Advanced English and Academic Skills – Undergraduate

  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Social Sciences and Humanities (SK300-4)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Economics (SK303-4)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Law Studies (SK304-4)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Business Studies (SK305-4, SK325-4)

Advanced English and Academic Skills – Postgraduate

  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Social Sciences and Humanities (SK300-7)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Economics (SK303-7)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Law Studies (SK304-7)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Linguistics Studies (SK307-7)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for MMO (SK308-7)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Accounting (SK310-7)
  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Finance Studies (SK311-7)

Academic English support 

These are additional modules that will help you improve your English to meet the academic standards.

Southend Campus

Following the assessment results you will be able to register onto the following modules:

Advanced English and Academic Skills – Undergraduate

  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Business Studies (SK306-4, SK326-4)

Advanced English and Academic Skills – Postgraduate

  • Advanced English and Academic Skills for Business Studies (SK306-7, SK326-7)

Frequently asked questions

Are the classes worth credits?

The aim of the modules is to support you in your studies and help you achieve higher marks through improving your English language skills. We do not aim to add to your workload so these modules are not worth credits and do not include assignments.

Do the classes form part of my degree?

No, these classes are additional to the modules which form your course, but aim to help you improve your marks on your course by improving your English language skills.

What if I fail these classes?

These classes cannot be failed because there is no pass or fail for these classes as the aim is just to provide support. Your attendance and progress will be recorded simply to track how the classes help you and how further improvements could be made.

What if I don't have enough time for these classes?

These classes do not exist to add to your workload but will help you in the completion of your course through supporting you in the improvement of your English language skills.

Can I take these classes if I got high scores in the English Language Assessment?

If you would still like some additional support, email skills@essex.ac.uk and we will be happy to discuss what support would be suitable for you.

Need help?
Need help?
Colchester Campus Student Services Hub
Telephone:  01206 874000
Southend Campus Student Services Hub
Telephone: 01702 328444