Welcome to English for University.com!

A blog for students of academic English, advanced English language students and non-native English teachers

Hello and welcome to English for University.com!

Congratulations on finding English for University.com, my website and blog on academic English language skills. I am Patrick McMahon, an English language teacher, university lecturer, teacher trainer and materials writer.

This site is packed full of articles and links to help develop students' academic and advanced English language skills and I try to do it in an interesting and enjoyable way because otherwise academic English can sometimes get a bit, what shall we say, dry?

If you are new I suggest you start by looking through the Resources page which lists the pages and posts. Don't forget to subscribe to posts if you want some irregular, good humoured posts about English language and culture coming straight to your inbox and please share English for University.com if you like it!

You can read a bit more about the site here and about me at the University of Plymouth here.

Help with writing

Extensive content on writing skills for academic English

Help with speaking

A wide range of materials on academic speaking

Help with vocabuarly

What words should you be learning? Find out on this site.

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