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Essay About English Language Skills

Develop your English-language skills

If you’re an international student or a student from a non-English speaking background, we can help you.

Learning and Academic Skills (LAS) Centre

LAS runs workshops and courses including:

  • speaking and listening – improve pronunciation for better communication
  • writing skills – learn to plan and structure essays
  • grammar – learn correct use of English grammar
  • reading – manage texts and recommended reading materials
  • vocabulary – increase your word knowledge, understand Australian slang.

English conversation practice

In addition to any other language study you may be doing, you can practise English with a conversation group.

Hawthorn campus

Conversation practice runs daily and there is no need to book.

Location: the George Building (GS), Level 1 (ground floor)
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Monday to Friday

Wantirna campus

Sessions run occasionally at Wantirna campus. Email Louise Hickey for information: lhickey@swin.edu.au

Academic development advisers

Academic development advisers work in each Swinburne faculty to help you with issues you may face during your studies.

They can put you in touch with the right support services and connect you with mentors or peer assistants. 

English Language is the key to success

01/02/2012 22:45:32


One of the most important international languages is English Language. It is considered as a requirement for studying abroad for several decades. In particular, most of the textbooks in all the different disciplines are in English, including business textbooks.  

Students who aim at getting master or Ph.D in one of the business disciplines, they must consider that. However, some student may be confused or misled to become fluent English speaker or may don’t realize how much English language is important, or they are frustrated because they don’t speak well.

In this article, I need to shed light and to cast attention about the ways the international students can follow in order to improve their English Language skills.

Someone can ask what English fluency is or how can I learn English language? In fact, this is an important and wide question as well as it is elusive question.

First of all, the student should differentiate between textbooks language and real English Language. For textbooks, student should study and read business textbooks line by line to get familiar with business terms, namely, economic, financial, accounting and management terms, such as fiscal and monetary policies, derivatives, materiality, accounting theory, pensions, capital leases, etc…. therefore, this process allow student write in business language. In addition, you should focus on grammar in order to write statements free from mistakes.

On the other side, real English Language is the daily language used by native speakers in the street, supermarkets, companies, public places, in buses, etc…. For example, In Arabic Language, there are two versions: standard Arabic Language which used in literature, poems, while colloquial Arabic Language which is used in our daily life.

Second, our topic is how to get fluent English Language speaker?

So, I am so pleased to introduce some tips for international students regarding learning English language.

First, don’t memorize individual words, but study and memorize phrases and statements.

Second, read articles, conversations, stories and try to write new statements and imagine stories that simulate the stories you red before.  

Third, Download videos, films, conversations and repeatedly listen to them (listen for more than 20 times)

Fourth, try to repeat what the native speaker said during the conversation.

Fifth, study the words and phrases that are familiar and repeatedly used. This requires listening to movies, CNN, BBC, WWE, Euro news agencies.

Sixth, focus on pronunciation, be patient to listen conversations several times, try to repeat what do you hear, and sometimes try to write the difficult idioms that native speakers used.

Fortunately, with the introduction of internet, students find easy access to websites in this respect, and download hundreds of articles, stories, conversations that related to our life aspects.

For our business school, English Language is the PILLAR of it. In addition, our business school adopts four English Language courses focusing on business communication skills.  It also supports and motivates students to get part of learning English language programs that conducted outside the university. However, students who face significant problems in English Language, they fail to get the required score, and then they are dismissed.  

To conclude, Listening and speaking are the keys to get proficient in English language.

Practice, Practice, Practice and Practice………………………….

Don’t be frustrated, Always try, try, try, try and try…………………………

Hard working is the key to success………………


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