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English Language and Academic Skills Courses

English is the major working language at the EUI, and a key working language in academia and publishing.


Contacts: Nicola Hargreaves/James Pavitt

Offices: Convento SD058 and Convento SD059


Timetables September 2018

Timetables October 2018 - June 2019

Administrative staff members and trainees should check Courses for Staff before enrolling in a course.




Academic writers' groups



The English Unit runs writers’ groups for small groups of young academics, from the second year of doctoral research to the post-doctoral level. The aim of these groups is to support the later stages of thesis and related writing, as well as writing for publication. Academic writers’ groups provide a way for the participants to work on their writing in a semi-structured setting.

For more information, go to Academic writers' groups.

Text Revision and Feedback



You are entitled to ask for text revision if you fulfil the following conditions:

  • you have been exempted from attending an academic writing course, or
  • you are attending a first-year academic writing course, or
  • you have attended at least 80% of a first-year academic writing course

For more information, go to Text Revision Service.


To get the most out of this service: after your text has been revised, book a feedback session with the English Unit professional to discuss your writing.


Individual Consultations



Individual consultations are open to all members of the EUI community with questions about the use of the English language and academic skills.

For more information, go to individual consultations.

For an appointment, contact Jonathan Fitchett and/or James Pavitt

Placement Tests



During the interviews for places at the EUI all candidates to the HEC, Law, and SPS Departments must sit an oral and written language test. Candidates to the Economics Department sit a language test at the beginning of their second year.

Anyone else wishing to follow an academic writing course must take a placement test before being admitted to a course. For further information contact the Language Centre Assistant.


Page last updated on 06 August 2019