One-to-one Support

One-to-one English Language Support

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

Sessions are free for all enrolled students at the University of Lincoln for whom English is an additional language. You will meet with one of our 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 during the summer).

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You are welcome to book up to two appointments per week on different days. You must use your University of Lincoln email address when you book an appointment.

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Academic Writing

An Academic Writing one-to-one can help you with:

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

Our tutors will help you understand errors you have made and show you how best to improve your writing.

If possible, email your writing, a maximum of 500 words, to 24 hours before your appointment. This will give the tutor time to read it through and prepare before the session. Written feedback will not be provided. 

Dissertation Writing

A Dissertation Writing one-to-one can help you with:

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

A Grammar one-to-one can help you with:

  • A better understanding of English verb tenses
  • A better grasp of sentence structure
  • Confidence in using articles and prepositions

If you require a more in depth support with your English grammar, you may be refered to our Grammar Support.

Reading Skills

A Reading Skills one-to-one can help you with:

  • 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
Speaking Practice

A Speaking Practice one-to-one can help you with:

  • Specific pronunciation issues
  • 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.


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

This will help the tutor prepare for your appointment.

Presentation Preparation

A Presentation Preparation one-to-one can help you:

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

Please note:

While this is not a proofreading or an editing service, the tutor will support you to improve your work.

If what you would like to discuss is not listed, please click the blue ‘Book Appointment’ button and select ‘Other’. You will then need to provide details about what you would like to cover during the session.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why can I only book 2 slots per week?
We would like to give other students a chance to use this service.

Can you proofread my work?
We can help you identify the areas where you need to improve but we do not do proofreading.  

What do I do if I can’t attend my booked slot?
Send us an email and book another slot as soon as you can. Use the re-schedule link in the original confirmation email to change your appointment. The system may not let you if it is a few hours before the appointment. If so, please email us.

What happens if I miss my booked slot?
If you miss 2 sessions you will receive an email from us to check if you are OK and if you wish to book future sessions.

I couldn’t cope with reading many articles simultaneously before the Academic Reading course, especially on my Master’s. Upon completion, I can skim, scan and read in-depth depending on the research. With improved writing and grammar skills, I strongly recommend this course for all students to be independent and for easy academic achievement.

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+44 01522 886 102