Writing and Language Skills Centre

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The Writing and Language Skills Centre launched in September 2018 as part of the ASO's Learning Enhancement team.  It incorporates the former Writing Centre and some of the provision previously delivered by the Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT).

We can help students:

  • transition to university study
  • develop key academic skills
  • improve their academic writing
  • develop critical thinking and analysis skills
  • build confidence in speaking
  • improve their English language

Skills Progression in Programme (SPP)

You can develop an SPP to address specific issues with your students.  WLSC staff will work with you to determine the structure of the programme (eg small groups, workshops, or seminars), the number of sessions, the length of each session, and the content.  To set up your bespoke SPP, please fill in this google form.

One-to-one writing support

Students receive personalised advice and guidance on their written work. Available for on-campus and distance students.

Group language sessions

Through these sessions, students develop specific aspects of their academic speaking or writing skills with up to five other students.

Extraordinary Masters Support (EMS)

These supplementary skills classes are designed for Masters-level students in programmes with very large and diverse cohorts.  Start setting up your own EMS by filling in this google form.

Academic skills lectures

In Term 1, students will learn about higher education and what the university expects of its students.

Skills development workshops

Offering students the opportunity to develop key academic, writing and speaking skills in interactive workshops.

Online resources for students

If your students need help right away and/or can't get to campus, these online academic skills and English language resources could help.

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Contact

For questions or information, get in touch at writing-language-skills@york.ac.uk 

Find us in room LFA/102, on the first floor of the Harry Fairhurst Building.

Want a map? See page 11 of the Library floorplan.