English for academic purposes (EAP)
English for academic purposes (EAP)

English for academic purposes (EAP)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support is available in the School of Arts & Social Sciences at City University London

Who is EAP support for?

English for Academic Purposes support is for non-native English speakers studying in the School of Arts & Social Sciences who need help with their English language skills.

An indication of whether EAP support is suitable for you would be if you achieved the minimum language requirement to enter City, University of London - IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL etc.

Please note:all courses are free and are not assessed.

What support is available?

1. Academic Writing Class

The class runs for seven weeks in autumn term and seven weeks in spring term.

It covers essay writing in the autumn term and dissertation writing in the spring term.

Class content includes:

  • Academic style and vocabulary
  • Citing and referencing
  • Essay structure
  • Grammar

2. General English Class

The class runs for seven weeks in autumn term and seven weeks in spring term.

The focus of this class is general English. It will feature example texts from newspapers such as The Financial Times and The Economist. It is suitable for Journalism students and for students who would like to build their vocabulary, improve their written English and increase their awareness of idiomatic English.

Class content includes:

  • Writing practice
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary (collocation; idiomatic English)

3. One-to-one sessions

These 45-minute sessions are available throughout the academic year. You can book them through the English for Academic Purposes Moodle page.

We do not offer a proofreading service, but we can look at work before you submit it, correct some language errors and indicate areas for improvement.

We also comment on structure, clarity, citation and referencing. Please note, we will not comment on content.

I'm interested in EAP support - what should I do?

To get class timetables, book a one-to-one session or find useful links to language resources, go to the English for Academic Purposes Moodle page.

If you would like to join a class, or if you have any questions, contact Simon Cuddihy

The English for Academic Purposes Coordinator

Simon Cuddihy (BA, MA, Delta) is the English for Academic Purposes Coordinator.

He has an MA in English Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics (King's College) and the Cambridge Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Before joining City, Simon was a Coordinating Language Teacher at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he taught on presessional, insessional and English for Business courses.

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