Current students at the University of Derby who are international students and/or students whose first language is not English are able to access free Academic English and Study Skills development courses from Derby Language Centre (DLC), covering topics such as:
Why is there a separate section for international students on Develop@Derby?
Academic expectations can often be different in the UK to what you are used to in your home country. So, our sessions and advice often act as a kind of cultural academic orientation for you. We often have a cultural and linguistic element to what we do, in addition to developing academic skills. For example, we might focus on academic vocabulary and style when discussing how to structure an essay, as well as how to structure the essay itself.