In-sessional – Courses

Please contact us at internationalcollege@lincoln.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding our courses.

April 2022

Registration for the April courses will open at 8:30am on Wednesday 16th March 2022.

English for Dissertation Writing


Researching and writing a master’s dissertation or a PhD thesis can be a daunting task that comes with a set of challenges that are quite different from those associated with undergraduate study. This course will guide you through the process of writing a dissertation. It will cover aspects of research and writing skills such as literature reviews, methodologies, results and discussions.

The course is primarily for postgraduate students but may also be available for third-year undergraduate students, dependent on space.

We have two methods of delivery for this course, please choose the one that matches your availability:

Location: Online in Microsoft Teams
Schedule: 2 lessons a week – Mondays & Wednesdays, 18:00-20:00 hours (UK time)
Start Date:
Wednesday 20th April
End Date:  Wednesday 18th May

Registration opens at 8:30am on Wednesday 16/03/2022 (UK time):

 

Location: On-campus in a classroom
Schedule: 1 lesson a week – Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00 hours (UK time)
Start Date:
Wednesday 20th April
End Date:  Wednesday 8th June

Registration opens at 8:30am on Wednesday 16/03/2022 (UK time):

March 2022

Registration has now closed for March courses
Please contact us at internationalcollege@lincoln.ac.uk if you have a query regarding our courses

Academic Listening Skills

Academic Listening Skills is a course designed to boost how, and why you listen in a range of situations. These include academic settings, such as in lectures and seminars, and other situations you will find yourself in during your time at Lincoln, including listening in the town centre and handling a variety of UK and international accents. We also take time to focus on skills related to listening including note-taking tips and strategies, reviewing and decoding the idioms and analogies which crop up surprisingly often in lectures. Come along to refresh your knowledge, learn new listening skills and make new friends. 

Level: Upper-intermediate
(Suitable for Intermediate & Upper-intermediate level students)
Start Date: Monday 7th March
Schedule: Mondays, 15:00-17:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Online

Level: Advanced
(Suitable for Advanced level students)

Start Date: Tuesday 8th March
Schedule:
Tuesdays, 15:00-17:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: On-campus in a classroom

Culture & Conversation


Living and studying in a new country can lead to some great experiences! 
Culture and Conversation is an informal course which 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 & Advanced
(Suitable for Intermediate, Upper-intermediate and Advanced level students)
Start Date: Monday 7th March
Schedule: Mondays, 10:00-12:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: On-campus in a classroom

Academic Grammar

To communicate effectively in English, you need sound knowledge of grammar. This course is designed to deepen your knowledge 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 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
(Suitable for Intermediate and Upper-intermediate level students)

Start Date: Wednesday 9th March
Location:
On-campus in a classroom
Schedule: Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks

Level: Advanced
(Suitable for Advanced level students)
Start Date: Wednesday 9th March
Location:
On-campus in a classroom
Schedule: Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks

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; and academic stylistic conventions. This course is helpful for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Level: Upper-intermediate
(Suitable for Intermediate & Upper-intermediate level students)
Start Date:
Friday 11th March
Location:
On-campus in a classroom
Schedule: Fridays, 10:00-12:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks

Level: Advanced
(Suitable for Advanced level students)
Start Date: Friday 11th March
Location:
On-campus in a classroom
Schedule: Fridays, 14:00-16:00 hours (UK time)
Duration: 4 weeks

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