What is English for University.com and who is it for?
English for University.com is a website which I started for my international students studying academic English at university in the UK. It will also be interesting and useful to advanced level English language learners and non-native English language teachers who are interested in improving their knowledge of English and British culture.

Who are you?
I am Dr Patrick McMahon. I have worked as a teacher, lecturer and teacher-trainer in language schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities in the UK and around the world for over thirty years. I also write English language teaching materials and work as an ELT consultant.

How can I contact you?
You can e mail me on this address: englishforuniversity.com @ gmail.com (take out the spaces!).

How do I know that you’re not just some idiot who doesn’t know anything about English?
You don’t! But read a few posts and give it a go!

What else have your written?
A textbook on working in groups for international students which you can seem more about here and a thesis for my doctorate on the international student experience which you can see here.

Comments from readers about this website:
Submitted on 2009/06/15 at 10:31am
Since I have started to work on this site, I have learned many things about writing, vocabulary and gramar.
Reza in Latrobe Uni

Submitted on 2009/06/09 at 3:35am
Thanks for everything!

Submitted on 2009/06/04 at 9:53am
It is very useful for overseas students to learn English by this web, and I am one of the overseas students who follow your program which has a lot of positive consequences on me to learn more academically.

Submitted on 2009/05/25 at 6:18am
Thanks to your simple and clear style,I really appreciate your services

Submitted on 2009/05/22 at 1:59pm
Dear Sir:
I am a teacher of English. I teach at the undergraduate level. I read your articles regularly. This one is very good.

Submitted on 2009/05/19 at 10:33am
It looks like someone is not very happy about the fact that we can read the blog and access learning materials for free.
Thank you for your blog Patrick.
Best Wishes !

Submitted on 2009/04/24 at 2:09am
Thank you very much for writing about the attitute of oversees students. We are too quiet and myself in particular I do not like writing. Thank you for your encouragement. My other problem is not knowing how to type. This has often set me back I will not prepare myself to overcome all that so that I can write without fear and with speed. Thank you.

Submitted on 2009/03/18 at 12:35am
Impressive material!!! Useful for teaching my students at La Trobe Uni.

Submitted on 2009/01/26 at 11:07am
I always read your posts. I thank you for your good work which I very much appreciate. This one is coming at a very ripe time as I’ve begun writing my academic paper.
I hope to come up with an excellent paper once I adopt and apply the pieces of advice from you. Keep up the good work.
How do you get compensated for your time and wonderful work
Wish you all the best.

Submitted on 2008/11/14 at 2:01am
I am thrilled by this website and wish others will be as inspiring and helpful as it is. Please keep up the good work. It is a site for anybody (student, worker, lecturer etc) who wants to remain relevant and excel in this dynamic and transient world.

Submitted on 2008/10/22 at 11:07pm
Dear Patrick:
I hope I wasnt lating to keep this website for my homepage. An amazing website for a English learner,and I regretted that I missed it when you told us in class. Any way, give my best appreciation for your work.