Academic English Webinars 2020

University of Birmingham academics teaching Dubai Postgraduate studentsPre-Arrival Academic English Webinars

International students holding offers for courses at the University of Birmingham for 2020-2021 are invited to attend a new online series of live webinars running daily from 24 August – 4 September to review and refresh your Academic English skills before you arrive in the UK. With two webinars delivered every day and pre and post-webinar tasks to help you engage in the course, you can improve your confidence in language and academic study skills online with our Academic English team at the Birmingham International Academy. The live webinars cover topics in academic writing, tips for listening to lectures, speaking clearly and managing your academic reading. There are in-depth webinars on critical thinking as well as other skills required for successful study in UK higher education. The webinars are hosted on our Canvas learning environment so you can become familiar with using this to support your studies at the University of Birmingham.

To access the course, click on the Canvas link before the course starts, complete a short registration form and navigate to the session schedule where you will find the webinar links.

Activate your Academic English Webinars (for registered students in quarantine)

International students who are isolating in quarantine are invited to attend a series of live Academic English Webinars running daily from 7 – 18 September to hone technique in academic writing, speaking, reading and listening skills. This more in-depth course hosted on Canvas includes topics such as using source material effectively, avoiding plagiarism, critical reading skills and presentation tips and techniques. Participants can get some feedback on their writing and sign up for an individual tutorial with our teaching team.

To access the course, students must have completed University registration, they can then enroll on the course using the Canvas link We recommend familiarizing yourself with the Canvas course beforehand and navigating to the session schedule where the Zoom links to the live webinars can be found. 

(Please note that in order to access the webinar Activate your Academic English you are required to have completed UoB registration and to enroll on the Canvas course using the link. If you have any issues completing the online registration, please email