English language unit

Are you an international student? Are you worried about your English? Don't worry. We're here to help you.

If English is not your first language, you may feel worried about your ability to communicate or your academic writing. We're here to help you improve your English, reach your full potential and boost your confidence. We can arrange an individual tutorial with you, or you can join one of our short courses. All our services are free to use, and available throughout the year.

Contact us

If you're a current student, please go to the Intranet to access our resources (login required). You can also email elu@bathspa.ac.uk to book an individual tutorial or visit us in our office at Gatehouse (GH.101) on Newton Park campus.

"The ELU have the best and most supportive team. They look at the student as an individual, and with their guidance, you will find that you have learned much more than you would have thought possible."

Maha R Sabbah, MA Business and Management
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‘‘My role is to help international students become successful. Every student that we support has so much to offer, and it's a great privilege to share in their success."

Sarah Sibley, ELU Academic Coordinator
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What's available to you?

Individual tutorials

You can book individual one-to-one tutorials to get personalised, in-depth help with your assignments. Each tutorial lasts about 50 minutes.

If you're a current student, please visit the Intranet for details on individual tutorials (login required).

Language surgeries

We hold a number of language surgeries across our Newton Park, Corsham Court and Sion Hill campuses. You don't need to book in advance - you can simply turn up to one of our sessions with your specific questions.

If you're a current student, please visit the Intranet for details on drop-in language surgeries (login required).

Short courses

Our six-week short courses will help you improve your English language and academic skills, so you can make the most of your time at Bath Spa University. The courses run twice a year.

If you're a current student, please visit the Intranet for details on content, dates and rooms (login required).

"I love helping international students remove the language barrier, so that they can achieve their true potential."

Hugh Osborne, Senior Lecturer in International Teaching and Support
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"The ELU supported me in many different ways. They helped me to improve my writing fluency and vocabulary. Thanks to their courses, I was also able to communicate better in day-to-day situations."

Sabrin Hasbun, PhD student, Creative Writing
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