If English is not your first language, our free classes in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) can help you in your studies - we welcome students from all over the world to our courses.

Classes are offered relevant to your knowledge and level of study and aim to help you with your written and spoken English skills.

Courses we offer:

  • English for Academic Purposes - For undergraduate study

This course will help you with your skills in written and spoken English as it is used in university study. It will also support your academic skills, such as critical thinking and referencing skills.

We offer three different EAP courses for undergraduate students:

  • EAP for Business and Humanities
  • EAP for Creative and Cultural Industries
  • EAP for Science and Technology

These courses usually run on Wednesday afternoons in Park Building.

  • Specialist Academic English for Postgraduates - For postgraduate study

This is a 23 week course that aims to assist all postgraduates with the English language skills required for postgraduate study at the University of Portsmouth.

These courses run at various times during the week.

When classes run and for how long

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes are two hours long. The first classes take place in week 2. They are held every week thereafter throughout both teaching blocks (there are 12 weeks per teaching block).

Where classes take place

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses for undergraduates usually run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Park Building.

Cost and course material

EAP classes are completely free to all international/ EU students. All materials/ books for the classes are provided by the University and free to use. Some class material can also be accessible through the University’s student portal, Moodle.


Credits are not offered for EAP courses. Achievements from English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes will be recorded on the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) and will be based on regular attendance.

To register see this article. For more information, email eap@port.ac.uk.

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