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International postgraduate students from a non-English speaking background studying UQ Law coursework programs can access free, part-time English for Academic Communication (EAC) support workshops.  The EAC: Law classes, created by the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE) and the Law School, are essential for improving oral and written communication skills through topics relevant to law in Australia.

Although attendance is voluntary, we strongly recommend that students who speak English as a second language take advantage of this valuable resource to ensure they gain the maximum benefit from our law courses.

Sample workshop topics include:

  • introduction to the Australian legal system
  • fluency enhancement in speaking
  • oral presentations
  • sentence and paragraph structure
  • summary writing and paraphrasing
  • evaluative versus descriptive writing
  • voice in assignment writing
  • vocabulary for law
  • grammar review.

The Law School pays serious attention to the success of their international students by providing the Fundamentals of the Common Law course. For me, coming from a different legal system country, this course helps me to adjust my academic point of view towards the Australian legal system in the first semester. Plus, the free legal English class is such a positive bonus for me to feel more confident in facing academic life.

Lia Amalia, Indonesia, UQ Master of Laws student

Lia Amalia