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 Online for Semester 2 of academic year 2020/21.
|Module Code||Module Title||Module Credit
|EAL4610||The Process of Writing||0||4||5 weeks|
|EAL4621||Principles of Academic Writing 1||0||4||10 weeks|
|EAL4622||Principles of Academic Writing 2||0||4||10 weeks|
|EAL4660||Effective Participation in Seminars||0||4||5 weeks|
|EAL4650||Effective Presentation Skills||0||4||5 weeks|
|EAL4680||Effective Pronunciation Skills||0||4||5 weeks|
|EAL4710||Reading and Writing Critically||0||4||10 weeks|
|EAL4720||Expand Your Vocabulary in English||0||4||5 weeks|
|EAL4732||Grammar in Context 2||0||4||10 weeks|
|EAL4760||Exploring Spoken English||15||4||10 weeks|
|EAL4791||Critical Thinking and Writing in Law: Literacy Development||0||6||10 weeks|
|EAL5600||Morphology of British Culture||15||5||10 weeks|
|EAL6200||Inter-cultural Communication for the Global Workplace||0||6||
|EAL6201||Professional Writing for the Global Workplace||0||6||
|EAL6207||Description of Language||15||6||10 weeks|
|EAL7620||Research Writing Workshop||0||7||10 weeks|
|EAL7801||Critical Thinking Writing for Global Health||0||7||10 weeks|
|EAL7821||Critical Thinking & Writing for Politics and International Relations||0||7||10 weeks|
|EAL7831||Critical Thinking & Writing for Applied Linguistics||0||7||10 weeks|
|EAL7881||Critical Thinking Writing for Dental Sciences||0||7||10 weeks|
The 10-week insessional modules start in Teaching Week 2 of Semester 2 and continue till the end of Week 12 of Semester 2.
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 2 of academic year 2020/21:
Registration opens: 4th January 2021
Teaching begins: 1st February 2021
Reading week: 8-12 March 2021
Teaching ends: 16th April 2021
To register for Non-Credit bearing Modules
Log into MySIS, choose the In-sessional Course Bookings from the menu, and follow the instructions.
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