In-sessional English Language
Successful academic study at University level requires mastery of a range of writing, reading and speaking skills. For international students, departmental expectations of how to write may be very different from those of their own countries and it is often not as simple as translating from a first language into English: for some students it is learning a new thinking and writing process.
The English Language Centre's In-sessional courses are designed to help students make this transition and acquire the academic literacy and language skills they need to succeed in UK academic culture.
Who can attend?
All students enrolled at Durham University can take In-sessional courses.
How much does it cost?
All In-sessional courses are free of charge to Durham students.
When are the In-sessional classes?
This term classes begin on THURSDAY 25 April 2013 at 5.15pm
A range of In-sessional classes are offered during each academic term. The In-sessional courses mostly run in blocks of varying lengths. For example, Exam Skills is a single session, whereas the Academic Writing Workshop runs across 6 sessions. Please see the timetables for details of each class.
Most classes run between Monday and Thursday from 5.15 - 7pm. We also offer some workshops on Wednesday afternoons between 2 - 4pm.
Please see the timetable for exactly when classes start and finish.
Classes start at different times during the term and some classes are offered more than once to help fit around your schedule. Again, please see the timetable for details.
Where are the classes held?
Most In-sessional classes take place in Elvet Riverside (ER). Please see room details when you book your place. You will be notified of any room changes by email.
How can I register for a class?
You can register for an In-sessional class by using the Training Course Booking System.
What happens if a class is full?
If an In-sessional class is full, you should see if the class is running again at a later date. Most courses run more than once. You can also register for a place on the waiting list and you will be notified by email if a place becomes available.