In-sessional – Courses

October Term 2021 Courses

Registration Form:

All courses start the week commencing 1st November for a duration of 6 weeks

Registration Closes:
23:45 hours on Thursday 28/10/2021

Academic Listening Skills

Think academic listening only happens at university? Think again!
This course provides both practical strategies and practices for improving your listening and note-taking skills in a variety of contexts.

You will be welcome whatever your listening level!

Level: Upper-Intermediate

Location: On-campus
Schedule: (2 lessons a week) Mondays and Wednesdays, 15:30-17:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Carl Christopher

or

Location: 
Online
Schedule:
(2 lessons a week) Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00-11:30 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Matthew Bayly

 

Level: Advanced
Location: On-campus
Schedule: (2 lessons a week) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15:30-17:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor: Carl Christopher

Academic Grammar

To communicate effectively in English, you need a sound knowledge of grammar. This course is designed to deepen your knowledge of English grammar and help you gain confidence in expressing complex ideas with ease both in speech and writing.

Whatever your programme of study at the University of Lincoln, our experienced ELC tutors will help you understand simple and complex grammatical structures in context and use them with confidence in your essays, reports, presentations and dissertations.

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Location: Online
Schedule:
(2 lessons a week) Mondays and Wednesdays, 15:30-17:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Matthew Bayly

Level: Advanced
Location: Online
Schedule:
(2 lessons a week) Mondays and Wednesdays, 15:30-17:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Imogen Arnold

Academic Writing Skills

Academic writing is a key skill you will encounter in your studies at university; however, it is not always easy to be an effective academic writer.

This course will cover all key components of academic writing, from structuring essays and arguments; using and presenting evidence; academic stylistic conventions; and editing and proofreading techniques.
It was also cover the main academic genres you will encounter in the university: essays, reports and reflective writing.

This course is helpful for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Level: Upper-Intermediate

Location: On-campus
Schedule:
(2 lessons a week) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-13:30 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Carl Christopher

or

Location: Online
Schedule:
(2 lessons a week) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-13:30 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Caroline Brown

 

Level: Advanced
Location: Online
Schedule:
(2 lessons a week) Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15:30- 17:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Matthew Bayly

Culture and Conversation

Living and studying in a new country can lead to some great experiences!

‘Culture and Conversation’ is an informal course that allows you to discuss these experiences with other international students.

Each week will consist of a new discussion topic where you can discuss your thoughts; share something from your own culture, and learn more about British culture.

This course is a great way to meet other international students and make some new friends!

Level: Upper-Intermediate
Location: Online
Schedule:
Mondays, 10:00-11:30 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Caroline Brown

Level: Advanced
Location: On-campus
Schedule:
Mondays, 10:00-11:30 hours (UK time)
Duration: 6 weeks (Starting week commencing 1st November)
Tutor:
Carl Christopher

How to join our courses

All students who wish to attend the In-sessional courses and workshops are required to take the Lincoln English Language Assessment (LELA).

Visit our LELA page for further information about the LELA.

Please note you must have completed the enrolment process and collected your Student ID card before you can take the assessment.
You will be asked to show your Student ID card to the staff member before you take the assessment.

If no LELA session is available to book, we will assess your level and ask you to do LELA at the next opportunity.

Check the inbox of your student email account for your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This will tell you the results of your assessment, provide course recommendations.  Your ILP is usually sent to you within 4 working days of taking the assessment.

Before you can attend a course or workshop, you must request a place.

A list of available courses and an online registration form will be made available on this page near the start of each academic term.
We usually receive a large numbers of registrations, so please be patient.
We will respond to your request as soon as possible.

We aim to respond to all requests within 2 working days, however during busy periods it may be longer.

You will receive a confirmation of registration for each of the courses requested.

Important information

We expect students to notify us in advance and in writing if they think they will be absent from a lesson.  If you think you will be absent from class, please email englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk.  In your email, you should provide:

 

  • Your full name
  • Your student ID
  • The name of the course
  • The date and time of the lesson you are unable to attend.

Conditions for Authorised Absence
An authorised absence will only be granted if the email is received before the class starts.

Students can request a maximum of 2 authorised absences per course. Any further notifications of absence are appreciated but will not be authorised.

Unauthorised Absence and Removal from a Course
If you are absent for 2 consecutive lessons without prior notice, we will assume you no longer want to attend and your place will be cancelled and where possible, offered to another student.

We know that studying remotely is not always easy and we understand that your circumstances may be challenging.

However, it is important to observe some rules to ensure that the lessons run smoothly and everybody attending online classes benefits from the lessons.

Our tutors invest a considerable amount of time and effort in designing activities to support your learning. For these to be effective, we need your cooperation and commitment.

Please pay attention to these points:

  • Make sure you attend classes on time.
  • Be presentable (no pyjamas or party clothes).
  • Test all technology (including camera/video, WiFi, and screen sharing) before class starts.
  • Read any instructions issued and come prepared.
  • We would like to see your face as this makes it easier for the teacher to check your understanding but if you are not able to do so, let the teacher know in advance.
  • Mute your microphone if you are not speaking.
  • Don’t interrupt other people when they are speaking (or attempt to speak over them).
  • Don’t work on other tasks (checking email, social media, etc.) while the lesson is taking place.
  • Turn off all notifications and make sure your mobile phone is on silent.
  • Try not to leave the lesson before it finishes.
  • If you are planning to attend only one part of the live session, please let your tutor know in advance. It is important for the tutor to know how many students there are in a session and if they will be there until the end. If you decide to leave before the end of the lesson, it is considered to be polite to let the tutor know immediately.

Course Cancellation
Please note there must be a minimum number of student registrations for each class in order for us to run these courses. If there are not enough students registered, courses may be cancelled.  Students who have registered will be informed if the course is not running. 

Lesson Cancellation
We aim to notify all students at least 24hrs in advance if a class has to be cancelled. However, in exceptional circumstances, this might not be possible.

We are expecting large numbers of requests, so please be patient. 

We will respond to your email as soon as possible. 

We aim to respond to all requests within 2 working days, however during busy periods it may be longer. 

If you have questions about the In-Sessional courses, please visit our In-Sessional Courses Questions & Answers page.

If you can not find an answer to your question then please email us on englishlanguage@lincoln.ac.uk