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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.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic

a number of In-sessional modules are not being offered in semester one, others are being offered online only.

Email the Programme Administration Team for more information

The following modules are being offered Online for Semester 1 of academic year 2020/21.

Module Code Module Title Module Credit 
Valuel
Level
EAL4610 The Process of Writing 0 4 SEM1
EAL4621 Principles of Academic Writing 1 0 4 SEM1
EAL4630 Structuring Arguments and Avoiding Plagiarism 0 4 SEM1
EAL4660 Effective Participation in Seminars 0 4 SEM1
EAL4710 Reading and Writing Critically 0 4 SEM1
EAL4720 Expand Your Vocabulary in English 0 4 SEM1
EAL4731 Grammar in Context 1 0 4 SEM1
EAL4760 Exploring Spoken English 15 4 SEM1
EAL4791 Critical Thinking and Writing in Law: Literacy Development 0 6 SEM1
EAL5600 Morphology of British Culture 15 5 SEM1
EAL6200 Inter-cultural Communication for the Global Workplace 0 6 SEM1
EAL6201 Professional Writing for the Global Workplace 0 6 SEM1
EAL7620 Research Writing Workshop 0 7 SEM1
EAL7831 Critical Thinking & Writing for Applied Linguistics 0 7 SEM1

The following modules are suspended for Semester 1 of academic year 2020/21.

They will be resumed in Semester 2 and in subsequent years.

Module Code

Module Title

Module Credit 
Value

Level

2020/21 Period

EAL3671

English in Social Settings 1

0

3

SEM1

EAL4202

Critical Thinking and Writing for Modern Foreign Languages

0

4

SEM1

EAL4640

Academic Listening

0

4

SEM1

EAL4650

Effective Presentation Skills

0

4

SEM1

EAL4680

English Pronunciation Skills

0

4

SEM1

EAL4700

English Through Literature

0

4

SEM1

EAL4740

Proofreading and Editing Skills

0

4

SEM1

EAL4750

Engaging Critically with Writing 1

15

4

SEM1

EAL4800

Preparing for Your First Assignment

0

4

SEM1

EAL7821

Critical Thinking & Writing for Politics and International Relations

0

7

SEM1

EAL7881

Critical Thinking Writing for Dental Sciences

0

7

SEM1

MED3003

Practical Skills for Professionals-1 

15

 

SEM1

 

To register for Non-Credit bearing Modules

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

All these courses are entirely free to the student 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.

In-sessional modules start in Teaching Week 2 of Semester 1, on 30th September 2019 - and continue till 13th December 2019. In Semester 2, the modules start in Teaching Week 2 on 27th January 2020 - and continue till 9th April 2020.

We observe a Reading Week in Teaching Week 7 and do not teach during this week. Enrolment starts for Semester 1 in Teaching week 1, from 23rd September, and for Semester 2 from December 2nd to Friday 31st January

 

To register for Credit Bearing Modules,

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

 Modules

 Timetable

Employability Modules

Inter-Cultural Communication for the Global Workplace and Professional Writing for the Global Workplace

Non-credit bearing