English language

If you have English as a second or additional language, your time at university can offer many opportunities to develop your English skills. It is essential to regularly practise using and extending your English to do well in your studies. Furthermore, regular practice with friends and peers can provide many added benefits, such as supportive social networks and access to career opportunities both within and beyond Australia (Roshid & Chowdhury, 2013; Yamao & Sekiguchi, 2015). 

There are a range of ways to develop your English language skills while at The Australian National University (ANU). The main thing to remember is that it takes time and regular practice to maintain and improve your skills. 

Conversation groups

ANU provides a range of English conversation groups. Check out the information on the next page



  • Roshid, M. M., & Chowdhury, R. (2013). English language proficiency and employment: A case study of Bangladeshi graduates in Australian employment market. Mevlana International Journal of Education3(1), 68-81. 
  • Yamao, S., & Sekiguchi, T. (2015). Employee commitment to corporate globalization: The role of English language proficiency and human resource practices. Journal of World Business, 50(1), 168-179. doi: 10.1016/j.jwb.2014.03.001