Optional units

student working

If you would like to develop your academic English language skills, our optional units can help. These units are suitable for all EU, international, Erasmus and STABEL students at undergraduate level. They will take place online.

Each week, you will be required to:

  • attend a one-hour group webinar
  • complete tasks in your own time, using the materials provided.

Unit choices

Academic Listening and Speaking

This 10-credit unit will develop your academic listening and speaking, focussing on the skills you will need in the UK higher education context. You will learn to listen more effectively, finding the key information, dealing with confusion and managing interactions. You will learn to speak more persuasively, using intonation and structure to engage your audience.

Academic Reading and Writing

This 10-credit unit will develop your academic reading and writing, focussing on the skills you will need in the UK higher education context. You will learn to read more effectively, identifying appropriate texts and navigating them with efficiency. You will learn to write more persuasively, synthesising evidence, examples and opinion into an original piece.

How to register

If you have any questions, or would like to register for a unit, please email lang-in-sessional@bristol.ac.uk.

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