Insessional English Programme
Modules for Working in Global Environments
EAL 6200 Inter-cultural communication for the global workplace
Planning to work abroad? Or in a multi-national corporation? Run your own global business? Teach in another country? Learning the language, customs and culture is key but intercultural competence involves delving deeper. This module is designed to equip you with the skills to operate effectively in cross-cultural environments, looking at both verbal and non-verbal communication, at the deep values cultures are based upon and how these are reflected in anything from how people dress, the way they talk and behave, to the way they do business.
EAL6201 Professional Writing for the Global Workplace
Do you want to work in an international setting, whether in this country or abroad? This course will be invaluable for you, showing you how to write effective correspondence, how diverse cultures operate in business, and how your own assumptions and attitudes may either help or hinder communication in tomorrow’s world.
Modules that Focus on Academic Writing:
Modules in this group give you an opportunity to explore and develop your writing in different academic genres. You will analyse texts to understand the relationship between audience, purpose and content. Issues of fluency, clarity and correctness will also be examined. You will practise using sources appropriately to develop essays and learn skills of paraphrasing and referencing. There will be regular opportunities to practise writing and to receive feedback on writing from your class tutor and peers.
- Principles of Academic Writing 1 [PDF 222KB] (10 weeks)
- Principles of Academic Writing 2 [PDF 223KB] (10 weeks)
- The Process of Writing [PDF 223KB] (5 weeks)
- Preparing for your 1st Assignment [PDF 224KB] (5 weeks)
- Research Writing Workshops [PDF 222KB](10 weeks) - (for Masters and PhD level students working on dissertations)
- Structuring Arguments and Avoiding Plagiarism [PDF 223KB] (10 weeks)
Modules that Focus on Listening and Speaking
Modules in this group are designed for students who want to improve their listening and speaking skills in English in both formal and informal settings. The listening strategies learnt on these modules will help you get the most out of your lectures and in social situations. You will participate in presentations, seminar discussions, and role-plays in class with the tutor monitoring these activities and giving feedback on correct pronunciation, appropriate word choice and levels of formality.
- Academic Listening [PDF 224KB] (5 weeks)
- Making Effective Presentations [PDF 224KB] (5 weeks)
- Effective Participation in Seminars [PDF 308KB] (5 weeks)
- English in Social Settings 1 [PDF 224KB] (10 weeks) (for students whose first language is not English)
- English in Social Settings 2 [PDF 224KB] (10 weeks) (for students whose first language is not English)
- English Pronunciation Skills [PDF 226KB](5 weeks)
Modules that Focus on Reading
Modules in this group are designed for students who are at an advanced level of English and enjoy reading. You will study models of effective writing from different genres and through a close analysis of these texts explore how your writing can be refined through reading. Deconstructing and analysing selections of texts from literary genres and academic journals will help raise awareness of how the stylistic and linguistic devices function in these genres.
Modules that Focus on Accuracy
Modules in this group are designed for students who want to improve the correctness of their spoken and written expression by focusing on grammatical accuracy. You will get opportunities to improve your awareness of how grammatical rules operate in context and practise autonomously noticing and correcting grammatical errors.
When does it start?
Registration opens in MySIS from Week 0 of term 1. For Term 2, registration begins at the beginning of December.
Insessional module classes begin in week 2 or week 8 (some five-week modules only, as specified). In term 2, they begin in week 2.
Credit bearing modules for Associate students begin in Week 2.
Critical Thinking and Writing in Law modules for students of CCLS begin in Week 2
How to Register
To register for these modules, you need to log in to MySIS, click on Insessional Course Bookings, then follow the links to the modules you have chosen and follow the instructions.Times of classes will be given and you may be asked to choose your time based on the faculty you will be studying in or there may be a General option.