Language support for interntational students - HEA

The information on this page has been developed as part of the Teaching International Students project.


Language is one of the most difficult areas for both teaching staff and international students. Even with high IELTS scores (see for an explanation of the IELTS bands) and good language skills overall, non-English speaking background students are likely to struggle at first with language in lectures and tutorials, complex reading and writing tasks, and new academic and disciplinary concepts.

This page describes best practice for supporting international students in terms of Language use.

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