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English Language skills development: The Insessional Programme

About the programme

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English Language Skills Development is run by the Insessional Programme team. It comprises courses, workshops and tutorials that support the English language development of students at the University of Exeter. This provision helps students to improve and develop their academic English and literacy skills for academic study, and to build communicative and intercultural competence for life in the UK.

The programme is for students currently undertaking University of Exeter degree programmes or those on exchange programmes.  It is available for students studying at or from the Exeter campuses (Streatham and St Luke's). Students studying at the Penryn campus should contact ASK. Students on INTO programmes wishing for language support should contact their INTO programme manager. 

Do you have a question about making more effective use of academic English? Would you like some advice on an action plan for language development? Book an appointment here.

The programme is taught via a mix of 'live' (synchronous) and asynchronous classes. For more details about specific courses please see the timetables. Students can also access our online resources via the Guided Independent Learning (GIL) Sharepoint.

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For more information about different types of support, see below:


Support classes and workshops aim to help students on undergraduate, masters or research programmes with the language requirements of their academic studies. 

These modules are designed for undergraduate students and will enable you to improve your academic English communication skills and gain credits at the same time.

English language classes for spouses and partners of international students and staff. The classes are designed to help with the communication needs required to adapt to social and cultural life in the UK, including areas such as health and education, in a motivating, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

See: Improving your social and cultural English for more details.

The academic copy editing service is hosted by INTO University of Exeter and is not included in the University’s free provision. This service is principally intended for students on PhD programmes. Any arrangement made between a student and a copy editor is a private matter.

The insessional programme work closely with the Study Zone to provide holistic support to all our students

Study Zone aims to provide high quality guidance to support your learning. Our goal is to give you the skills you need to achieve academic success during your time at Exeter. You can browse our study resources to find practical advice and tips to help you develop your academic skills. If you'd like to speak to a member of the team, you can drop into a Writing Café, book a 1-1 appointment, email or visit us in the Forum, Streatham Campus.  

To find out more, you might like to watch this SWAY.