English and Study Skills Programme

Short Description/Aims

WMU offers a specialist Maritime English and Study Skills Program (ESSP). The ESSP is designed to enhance English language competences and provide the skills necessary to follow a postgraduate program successfully, whether this program is at WMU or another institution. More than a quarter of the students are external students, who come to Malmö for this unique program that prepares them for both study and professional life in the maritime field.

Learning Outcomes

The ESSP runs each year from June to September, and its curriculum is designed to cover the skills required for success in a postgraduate degree program and for professional success. The core components are Academic Writing Skills, Speaking & Presentation Skills and Thematic Integrated Skills. The program also includes academic lectures by WMU professors, and IT and library workshops.

The classes are small to facilitate group activities and allow a very high level of individual feedback to students from their teachers. The competences that are developed include effective problem solving, solid research methods, critical reading and analysis, all skills that are needed in postgraduate study. For more information please contactMSC@wmu.se

Delivery dates

20 Jun 2016 to 9 Sep 2016

Course length

12 weeks

Mode of Delivery



Anne Pazaver

At WMU, she has been involved in the English and Study Skills Program (ESSP) as a lecturer and curriculum and educational materials designer since 2002. She is also involved in instructor training, having contributed to the design and delivery of a number of Professional Development Courses (PDCs) held at WMU. Before joining WMU, Anne was a lecturer at the School of Applied Language Studies at Carleton University, Canada. Her areas of interest include curriculum design and development, assessment, academic writing and instructor training.