Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Developing your English

Links to self-study independent learning packs to help you develop your English language skills.

Many of our postgraduate students do not speak English as a native language, and we understand how challenging it can be to learn in another language. To support our students, Edinburgh University’s English Language Education department provides self-study learning materials on writing assignments, good grammar, preparing for exams and recommended English learning websites.

If you are a native speaker of English you may find these resources helpful too, especially if you are returning to studying, as they break down and explain some of the conventions of academic writing.

The resources available from the link below include modules on speaking and writing English as well as listening and note taking. It’s best to work through them before you begin your studies.