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What is English for Academic Purposes?

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is academic writing and English language support for international students and for students whose first language is not English.


You can sign up for courses and one-to-one meetings. All courses are free and not assessed.

Courses

We offer two courses: EAP Part 1 focuses on academic writing skills; EAP Part 2 focuses on grammar, vocabulary and punctuation for academic writing.

You can take both courses or only Part 1 or Part 2.

EAP Part 1: Academic Writing

This four-week course runs at the start of autumn term and is repeated in spring term. The course is offered online and face-to-face.

The focus is essay writing, but the content will be useful for all types of academic work. It includes writing exercises and will help you to:

  • plan and structure essays
  • use sources effectively
  • write good sentences and paragraphs
  • edit your work

Course outline and sign-up: EAP Part 1   

EAP Part 2: Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation

This four-week course runs in autumn term and is repeated in spring term. The course is offered online and face-to-face.

The focus is improving your written fluency for academic writing. It includes writing exercises and will help you to:

  • write complex sentences
  • use connecting words to make your writing cohesive
  • use active and passive voice appropriately
  • avoid punctuation mistakes and other common errors

Course outline and sign-up: EAP Part 2   

One-to-one tutorials

These 50-minute online tutorials are available throughout the academic year.

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. We will not comment on content.

Book a tutorial  

Moodle

Join the English for Academic Purposes Moodle page for English language and academic writing links.

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 academic writing and English for business courses.

If you have any questions, contact Simon Cuddihy