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Languages and Academic English Advising

Due to the university's shift towards remote working, we have increased capacity for online one-to-one sessions.

All one-to-one and small group sessions will be administered through Microsoft Teams. MS Teams can be accessed by all through Google Chrome. We are able to discuss any language or academic issues during this time including: essay writing; preparing your literature review; independent language learning; research; academic writing; adjusting to online-learning; doing research from home; and many more.

Email with your query and availability and we will arrange an online session.


What is Languages and Academic English Advising?

Languages and Academic English Advising sessions give students the opportunity to discuss any issues related to language learning or academic development on a one-to-one basis.

Students can make appointments with advisors to talk about ways to practise foreign languages independently or how to improve in general academic English skills.


Who can attend?

How does it work?

Who are we?


Language Advisors
Andrew Tyldesley

Andrew Tyldesley

Hi, my name is Andrew and I'm also one of the Language Advisors here at the university.
At university I studied for a degree in English Literature and American Studies and over the last six years I have worked as an Academic Skills Tutor assisting international students on the University's pre-sessional courses.

Whilst at university I also developed a passion for music and I enjoyed playing guitar in a number of local bands. Prior to working as an Academic Skills Tutor, I have also worked extensively in the banking and events industries.

Outside of work, my main interests include music, photography, cooking and travel. When the weather is good, I also love to spend time gardening.

I am usually available for advising on Monday or Tuesdays, however I will always try and accommodate you at other times where possible.

Language Advisor
Rima Eshkal

Rima Eshkal

Hi, my name is Rima and I’m also one of the Language Advisors at the University of Southampton

I finished my doctorate degree in 2018 at the university of Southampton. My research is in the area of Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching. It focuses mainly on investigating classroom discourse with a focus on teacher talk, which includes also the first language, in order to find out what discourse features of teacher talk construct or obstruct learning opportunities in EFL/ESL classrooms.

I am usually available for Language Academic advising on Thursday and Friday; however I will always try and accommodate you at other times where possible.

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