One-to-one English Language Support

The International College’s one-to-one English language support sessions will help improve and build your confidence in any aspect of English language and academic study skills.

The free sessions are for all students enrolled at the University of Lincoln for whom English is an additional language. You will meet with one of the experienced Senior English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Tutors who will provide tailored, individual consultations to help improve your skills.

Sessions are usually available Monday to Friday throughout most of the year (including summer), from 12:00-14:00 hours (UK time).

Please note:
While this is not a proofreading or an editing service, the tutor will support you to improve your work.
You are welcome to book up to two appointments per week on different days.


When booking, you will need to select one of the following services:

Examples of how an academic writing consultation can help you:

  • Sentence structure
  • Paragraph structure
  • Understanding grammatical errors
  • Writing with good academic style
  • Paraphrasing and summarising
  • Strategies to enable you to proofread your own work

 

What you need to do:

To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

      • The date and time of your appointment
      • A copy of your work (attached as a Word document) and highlight 1 x 500-word section to focus on in the appointment
      • The task/assignment rubric/brief/guidelines

    This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.



Please note, this is not a proofreading service and not all errors will be corrected.
Our tutors will help you understand errors you have made and show you how best to improve your writing.  

Ask for a Dissertation Writing Support Session if you need help with:

  • Planning the different stages of your dissertation
  • Evaluating online sources
  • Strategies to enable you to proofread your own work

     

    What you need to do:

    To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

  • The date and time of your appointment
  • A copy of your dissertation (attached as a Word document). Highlight 1 x 500-word section you want the teacher to focus on
  • The task/assignment rubric/brief/guidelines.



This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.

Please note, this is not a proofreading service but we can show you how to improve your writing.

An appointment for presentation preparation can help you:

  • Plan your presentation
  • Prepare notes for your presentation
  • Practise giving a presentation (pronunciation and fluency)

    What you need to do:

    To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

  • The date and time of your appointment
  • Your presentation (e.g. PowerPoint) and any notes you have made
  • Highlight a maximum of 15 slides to focus on in the appointment

     

    This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.

Request a Reading Skills Support Session if you require:

  • Help understanding English terminology in an academic article
  • Guessing the meaning of vocabulary from the context
  • Advice on how to use reading strategies such as skimming and scanning

    What you need to do:

    To get the most from this service, 24 hours before your session, send an email from your student account to englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk and include:

  • The date and time of your appointment
  • A copy of the article/reading list you need help with (attached as a document). Highlight 1 x 500-word section you want the teacher to focus on.

     

    This allows the tutor to prepare before the appointment.

Choose a Speaking Practice Consultation for:

  • Help with specific pronunciation issues
  • Help with your diction
  • Learning language for academic discussion
  • How to paraphrase and summarise spoken information

     

    What you need to do:

    On the booking form, you will be asked ‘What do you want help with at your appointment?’ In this box, give as much detail as possible about the speaking support you require, providing specific words if possible.

    Examples:
  • ‘I need help with pronouncing the academic vocabulary used frequently in my seminars' with words such as ’juxtaposition, acknowledge, technique’.
  • ‘I need help pronouncing specific terminology for my subject: ‘conglomerate, globalisation’.

    This will help the teacher prepare for your appointment.

If what you would like to discuss is not listed, please click the ‘Book Appointment’ button and select ‘Other’.  You are then asked to provide detail about what you would like to cover during the meeting’.


Questions?
If you have questions about the drop-in service, please see our One-to-one Questions & Answers page.
Or contact us directly.