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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Insessional Programmes

English language and Study Skills modules are your passport to greater academic achievement in your course of study at Queen Mary.

We offer a wide range of in-sessional modules which can help you to maximise your performance at university and improve the quality of your academic assignments. If you are an international student, and English is not your first language, then these modules are suitable for you. Home students who have English as their first language also find they benefit from the academic skills that these modules develop.  

Some modules are credit-bearing and may be offered as part of your programme diet; other modules are non-credit bearing and either develop your general academic skills or develop your skills in relation to a specific degree programme or school. All modules focus on English for academic purposes and include: writing for your discipline, English grammar, proofreading skills, presentation skills and lecture comprehension.

All these courses are entirely free to the students and there are no extra costs for materials. The maximum class size is 30, but the average is 16. Most classes last two hours and are once a week, except for Credit-Bearing modules (EAL4750 and EAL4760), which meet twice weekly for 2 hours on each occasion. The minimum age to enrol on In-sessional modules is 17 years on the 1st of September of the year of enrolment.

The following modules are being offered in Semester A of academic year 2021/22.

 

Bespoke Modules for Specific Schools

ECN126

Economics and Finance in Action

11 weeks

4

15

EAL7831

Critical Thinking & Writing for Applied Linguistics

10 weeks

7

0

EAL7801

Critical Thinking Writing for Global Health

10 weeks

7

0

EAL7881

Critical Thinking & Writing for Dental Sciences

10 weeks

7

0

EAL7821

Critical Thinking for SPIR

10 weeks

7

0

Non-credit bearing modules  

Professional Communication for Working in Global Environments

Module code

Module name

Duration

Level

credit

EAL6200

Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace

5 weeks

6

0

EAL6201

Professional Writing for the Global Workplace

5 weeks

6

0

EAL6202

Technical Writing for the Global Workplace

5 weeks

6

0

 

 

Studying in the Digital World

Module code

Module name

Duration

Level

credit

EAL4203

Active Learning with New and Emergent Technologies

5 weeks

4

0

 

Academic Communication: Reading & Writing

Module code

Module name

Duration

Level

credit

EAL4800

Preparing for your first assignment

5 weeks

4

0

EAL4610

Process of Writing

5 weeks

4

0

EAL4740

Proofreading and Editing Skills

5 weeks

4

0

EAL4621

Principles of Academic Writing 1

10 weeks

4

0

EAL4710

Reading and Writing Critically

10 weeks

4

0

EAL4630

Structuring Arguments and Avoiding Plagiarism

10 weeks

4

0

EAL7620

Research Writing Workshop

10 weeks

7

0

 

Academic Communication: Listening & Speaking

Module code

Module name

Duration

Level

credit

EAL4640

Academic Listening

5 weeks

4

0

EAL4650

Effective Presentation Skills

5 weeks

4

0

EAL4660

Effective Participation in Seminars

5 weeks

4

0

 

English Language Accuracy and Fluency

Module code

Module name

Duration

Level

credit

EAL4680

English Pronunciation skills

5 weeks

4

0

EAL4720

Expand your Vocabulary in English

5 weeks

4

0

EAL5200

Data Driven Vocabulary Development

5 weeks

5

0

EAL4731

Grammar in Context 1

10 weeks

4

0

 

English Language and Culture

Module code

Module name

Duration

Level

credit

EAL3671

English in Social Settings

10 weeks

4

0

EAL4700

English through Literature

10 weeks

4

0

Credit-bearing modules 

Bespoke Modules for Associate Students

Module code

Module name

Duration

Level

credit

EAL4750

Engaging Critically with Writing

10 weeks

4

15

EAL4760

Exploring Spoken English

10 weeks

4

15

EAL5600

Morphology of British Culture

10 weeks

5

15

 

The 10-week insessional modules start in Teaching Week 2 of Semester A and continue till the end of Week 12 of Semester A.

The 5-week insessional modules run twice each semester. First, they start in Teaching Week 2 and continue till the end of Week 6. Then, another run of the 5-week modules start in Week 8 and continue till the end of Week 12.

We observe a Reading Week in Teaching Week 7 and do not teach during this week.

Dates for Semester A of academic year 2021/22:

Registration opens: First day of Sem A teaching - 27 September 2021

Teaching begins: 4th October 2021

Reading week: 8-12 November 2021

Teaching ends: 17th December 2021

To register for Non-Credit bearing Modules

Log into MySIS, choose the In-sessional Course Bookings from the menu, and follow the instructions.

Please note that while your booking confirmation is immediate, the sytem takes 24-48hrs to add students to QM+ pages and MySIS module lists. Your chosen modules will also appear on your online timetable (if they do not clash with your programe modules). This is done by our Programme Admin team and may take more than 48hrs after the booking (or update, if you amend your booking). 

To register for Credit Bearing Modules,

Please check your programme diet, consult your academic advisor and/or your Erasmus/Study Abroad co-ordinator.

To obtain more information:

Please email our Insessional Programme Administration Team who will be happy to assist you with further information regarding QMUL’s Insessional Programmes. Email Programme Administration Team

Employability Modules

Inter-Cultural Communication for the Global Workplace / Professional Writing for the Global Workplace / Technical Writing for the Global Workplace

Non-credit bearing