In-sessional Courses & Workshops

Studying at university can be challenging. We can help you gain confidence in communicating effectively in your academic studies.

We also offer you opportunities to improve your social language skills, better understand British culture, and take the opportunity to meet other students from all over the world.

 

About our Courses & Workshops

  • Free to students who:
    • are currently enrolled on a degree course at the University of Lincoln (EU and international) and
    • speak English as a second language
  • 6 – 8 lessons per course.
  • 1 hour 15 minutes – 2 hours tuition time per lesson.

 

How to register for In-sessional courses and workshops
Step 1 – Take the Lincoln English Language Assessment (LELA)
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.

On the day of your assessment, please go to the room stated in your email. Please note you must have completed your enrolment and collected your Student ID Card before you can take the assessment. You will be asked to show your Student ID card to the teacher before you take the assessment.

Step 2 – Check Your Results
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.
Step 3 – Book your place on the course(s)/workshop(s).
Before you can attend a course or workshop, you must request a place.  A list of available courses and how to request a place will be provided when course registration is open.  

Request places now for courses starting in January 2019

All requests for places must be submitted through Blackboard.  Read the Course Registration Guide to see how this works (click the front page on the right).

We also recommend that you read the ‘Important Information‘ section at the bottom of this page before you start attending classes.

Term 2 In-sessional Courses (January – March/April 2019)

Academic Listening SkillsGrammar for Academic Writing 2Culture & Conversation 2Better Pronunciation 2
Academic Listening Skills

Active ListeningThis course focusses on the skills needed to better understand lectures and the strategies good listeners use.

In this course you will learn:

– how to better understand how academic lectures are structured

– how to understand language that lecturers use when making important points

– language that lecturers use when moving from one section of a lecture to the next

– strategies to help understand speakers with different accents

– how to make effective notes

 

Course Schedule

Course duration: 6 lessons in total,  1 lesson per week  /  Lesson duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Class Time:  The Intermediate & Upper Intermediate level classes are on Tuesdays, 17:00 – 18:15

Starts: Tuesday 29th January (academic week 19)  /  Ends: Tuesday 5th March (academic week 24)

 

Express your interest in this course

To request a place on this course, click the button below to login to Blackboard (opens in new tab).  Find the Community ID for this course in the list.  Hover your mouse pointer over the Community ID until you see an arrow appear to the right.  Click the arrow and select “Enrol”, then click the ‘Submit‘ button. 

Grammar for Academic Writing 2
This course is for EU and international students who want to improve grammatical accuracy in their writing.

In this course you will learn about:

– sentence structure and academic vocabulary

– how to introduce opinion in an academic/formal style

– common grammatical errors and how to avoid them

– how to write in a more academic style

– how and when to use past, present and future tenses

 

New Material for Term 2

This course contains new material and therefore is different from the Term 1 course.  However, you don’t need to have attended Grammar for Academic Writing 1 to participate in this course.

 

Course Schedule

Course duration: 6 lessons in total,  1 lesson per week  /  Lesson duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Class Time:  Both the Intermediate & Upper Intermediate level classes and the Advanced classes are on Wednesdays, 17:00 – 18:15

Starts: Wednesday 30th January (academic week 19)  /  Ends: Wednesday 6th March (academic week 24)

 

Express your interest in this course

To request a place on this course, click the button below to login to Blackboard (opens in new tab).  Find the Community ID for this course in the list.  Hover your mouse pointer over the Community ID until you see an arrow appear to the right.  Click the arrow and select “Enrol”, then click the ‘Submit‘ button. 

Culture & Conversation 2

This course is a fun way to practise your speaking and conversation skills, and understand more about British culture.

In this course you will learn:

– about idioms and what they mean, expressions and new vocabulary

– how to talk about current topics in the news

– to develop language and strategies used in conversations

– lots more about British culture and daily life

– how to understand the difference between polite/formal and impolite/informal language

 

New Material for Term 2

This course contains new material and therefore is different from the Term 1 course.  However, you don’t need to have attended Grammar for Academic Writing 1 to participate in this course.

 

Course Schedule

Course duration: 6 lessons in total,  1 lesson per week  /  Lesson duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Class Time:  The mixed level class (Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced) takes place on Wednesdays, 18:30 – 19:45

Starts: Wednesday 30th January (academic week 19)  /  Ends: Wednesday 6th March (academic week 24)

 

Express your interest in this course

To request a place on this course, click the button below to login to Blackboard (opens in new tab).  Find the Community ID for this course in the list.  Hover your mouse pointer over the Community ID until you see an arrow appear to the right.  Click the arrow and select “Enrol”, then click the ‘Submit‘ button. 

Better Pronunciation 2
This course is for international students who want to improve their pronunciation.

In this course you will:

– learn how to use correct tone and intonation

– practise and recognise the different consonant sounds in English

– practise how to produce words and sentences with the correct stress

– practise and recognise the voiced and unvoiced consonant sounds

– learn how the pronunciation of words is affected by connected speech

 

New Material for Term 2

This course contains new material and therefore is different from the Term 1 course.  However, you don’t need to have attended Grammar for Academic Writing 1 to participate in this course.

 

Course Schedule

Course duration: 6 lessons in total,  1 lesson per week  /  Lesson duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Class Time:  The mixed level class (Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced) takes place on Thursdays, 16:30 – 17:45

Starts: Thursday 31st January (academic week 19)  /  Ends: Thursday 7th March (academic week 24)

 

Express your interest in this course

To request a place on this course, click the button below to login to Blackboard (opens in new tab).  Find the Community ID for this course in the list.  Hover your mouse pointer over the Community ID until you see an arrow appear to the right.  Click the arrow and select “Enrol”, then click the ‘Submit‘ button. 

 

Important Information

Absence NotificationProcessing Time for RequestsOur Cancellation PoliciesQuestions?Full Timetable
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 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.  Each course that you are registered for will appear in your Blackboard communities so please check these regularly.

 

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.

If you have questions about the In-Sessional courses, please visit our In-Sessional Courses Questions & Answers page.
The full timetable for In-sessional courses starting in week 19 is available to  view and print below (click to enlarge).