Students should have the necessary English language knowledge and skills to successfully engage with their studies, and as graduates, successfully participate in their professional work environments. UTS provides support for the development of students' English language proficiency throughout their course of study.
The UTS English Language Policy sets out the expectations for English language competence at the point of admission and during their studies.
The Academic Language and Learning Group in the UTS Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) provides advice and assistance for embedding academic language and literacies in subjects and courses. Staff from this group work with academic staff, course and subject teams to develop discipline specific approaches to teaching academic language and literacies. These approaches can include curriculum development, co-design of subjects and tutorials that focus on language and literacy, guest lectures on academic language and literacy and some team teaching.
UTS offers a wide range of support to students who need English language assistance or development. Higher Education Language and Presentation Support (HELPS) provides English language and academic literacy support via various programs including drop-in advice sessions, one-to-one consultations, daily workshops, intensive courses, conversation groups and online resources. Staff may refer students for assistance.