Enriching students’ language skills and confidence through a university mentoring scheme

Lucas Kohnke, Andrew Jarvis

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University can be a challenging learning environment for students entering with a lower level of English. This report focusses on a mentoring scheme which aims to enhance undergraduate students’ English language skills so that they gain the most from their studies. Around 200 students participate in this mentoring scheme each academic year and the programme involves around ten university English teachers who act as mentors. In this report, we describe the programme and reflect on our experience as mentors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Education for Teaching
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2019


  • Excel@English
  • Mentor
  • mentoring
  • scheme
  • undergraduate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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