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English for academic purposes (EAP)

Who is EAP support for?

English for Academic Purposes support is for non-native English speakers studying in the School of Arts and 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

This class runs for eight weeks in autumn term and is repeated in spring term.

The main focus is essay writing but the content will be useful for all types of academic work, including dissertation writing.

Class content includes:

  • Academic style
  • Essay structure, paragraphing and cohesion
  • Citation and referencing
  • Critical reading and writing
  • Grammar and vocabulary for academic writing
  • Editing your work
  • In-class writing exercises.

2. One-to-one sessions

These 45-minute sessions are available online (Microsoft Teams) throughout the academic year. If you would like to book one, email Simon Cuddihy.

We do not offer a proofreading service, but we can look at work before you submit it, help you to identify 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 find more information about the classes as well as academic writing and 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.