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 Insessional modules which are free and 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.
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Some modules are credit-bearing (they give you credits and you do assessments) and these may be offered as part of your programme diet if you are an Erasmus or Associate (Study Abroad) student; other modules are (have no assessment and give you no credits) and these 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, as well as other speaking or literature content.
To register for Credit Bearing Modules, please check your programme diet, consult your academic advisor and/or your Erasmus/Study Abroad co-ordinator.
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.
Teaching on in-sessional modules starts in Week 2 of Semester 1, on 2nd October 2017 - and continues till 15th December 2017, and in Semester 2, teaching starts in Week 2 on 15th January 2018 - and continues till 29th March 2018. Teaching starts on EAL5600 Morphology of British Culture in week 1, namely on 25th September 2017 and 8th January 2018. We observe a Reading Week in week 7 and do not teach any course during this week in either semester.