Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Developing your English

Develop confidence in English language skills.

Independent study English language materials

Edinburgh University’s English Language Education department provides self-study learning materials on ways to improve English knowledge and skills alongside academic advice. 

The topics covered include including academic writing, grammar and presentations, plus advice such as reading and discussing academic texts and writing exam answers. There are modules on speaking and writing English as well as listening and note taking.

The resources are available to University of Edinburgh students from the link below.

English Language Education - independent study English language materials (secured) (EASE access required)

English Language Education

The language challenge

Non-native speakers of English new to studying in the UK, may find working through the language challenge on the Prepare for Success website helpful. 

On the site international students and tutors talk about typical language challenges students face when they first arrive. 

Prepare for Success: The language challenge (external site)