Working in English as a second (third, fourth…) language?

If English is not your first language, these resources could be just what you need

Epigeum Courses

The online Epigeum courses are free to University of Hertfordshire students. They are designed to help you to develop your skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing in the different contexts you will encounter during your studies. As these courses are online you have the flexibility to study when and where it suits you and at your own pace.

The courses are available in two formats:

Theme-based courses

(Website – UH only StudyNet resource)

You may wish to do the courses according to the core academic themes of community, knowledge, identity, criticality and autonomy.

Skills-based courses

(Website – UH only StudyNet resource)

Or you may wish to focus on one or more of the skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.


Additional resources

These websites offer a range of help from basic to advanced with lots of useful tips and interesting exercises to improve your speaking and listening skills.

Intermediate English Courses

(Web page – ESOL Courses)

33 ways to speak better English without taking classes

(Web page – British English Coach)