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  • History Department English Language Support

  • Doctoral College Language Support

    • RDO Writing Support
    • PhD in a Second Language Series
  • Central University English Language Support
  • Language Centre
  • Student Opportunity Writing Skills

  • Library Resources

History Department English Language Support

Some of you may be researching and writing in a second language. We appreciate that this can be challenging, even if you have already undertaken some language training.

In addition to the 'PhD in a Second Language' course run by the Doctoral College's Researcher Development programme (see details below), the History Department have arranged bespoke departmental English language support, provided by language experts in the new Foundation Studies dept.

The classes, which will begin in week 2, are open to both PG Taught and PG Research students, and will run on Weds 10:00-11.30 in OC1.08. They are intended to help you write good academic English and there will also be limited provision of one-to-one support.

If you or your supervisor(s) think you would benefit from this please could you email the PG Coordinators at pghistoryoffice@warwick.ac.uk so that we have an idea of numbers.

A schedule of the classes will be made available via the History Department English Language Support web page.

Doctoral College Language Support

Researcher Development Online Writing Support

The Doctoral College run Researcher Development Online Writing Support Workshops to support students who are writing in English as a first, or second language, for a PhD.

Further details and booking information can be found via the Researcher Development OnlineLink opens in a new window web pages.

Doctoral College PhD in a Second Language Series

The Doctoral College have also introduced a PhD in a Second Language Series (PiSL) of workshops to support for students completing a PhD in a second language.

The PiSL series is designed to support writing and speaking, reading and presenting. We discuss how we network and create connections. We also discuss the vagaries of undertaking research in the UK, strange British habits and accents, the words that mean something entirely different and trip us up every time.

The sessions are run by a Warwick PhD and lecturer.

The sessions are bookable via the Researcher Development OnlineLink opens in a new window web pages.

Central University English Language Support

Applied Linguistics offers a wide range of courses in all areas of English language development to help with the internationalisation of your institution. We can also provide a personalised, tailor-made solution to your individual needs (Bespoke Courses).

There is a fee for taking Applied Linguistics Courses

Applied Linguistics Short Courses Link opens in a new window

Language Centre

The Language Centre supports the University's commitment to the increased provision of foreign language learning opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff across the University. The Language Centre is located on the level four of the Faculty of Arts Building and can be contacted via language.enquiries@warwick.ac.uk.

Student Opportunity Writing Skills Modules

Student Opportunity have collated a number of online Moodle modules covering such things as academic writing, thesis writing, critical thinking and academic posters. You can access the course via the Moodle PlatformLink opens in a new window.

Library Resources

There are lots of books available to help improve your academic writing skills - covering grammar and style - in the library.

Talis recommended reading list Link opens in a new window

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