In-sessional English Language Courses
The Centre for English Language and Foundation Education (CELFE) offers a programme of in-sessional English language courses to help you improve the skills needed for your studies.
These workshops are free of charge and cover a range of topics appropriate for students at all levels of study. The main In-sessional programme runs through Spring and Autumn semesters.
All students receive an email at the start of each semester outlining the workshops and schedules.
There is always a high demand for these workshops, so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. You are encouraged to select courses which best meet your language learning needs and only sign up for classes that you will realistically be able to attend.
Are you taking four (4) in-sessional courses? You may be interested in signing up for the Nottingham Advantage Award.
In-sessional courses offered by CELFE
Academic Presentation Skills
Do you have to do presentations for some of your modules? Are you nervous about speaking in front of a class? This course teaches you how to plan a presentation, speak confidently and effectively, and develop effective PowerPoint presentation slides.
CVs and Interview Skills
This module teaches you how to write effective cover letters and resumes that will make you stand head and shoulders above your competitors in a fierce job market. In addition, through group and one-to-one practice using real-world interview questions, the module will hone the students’ verbal and non-verbal skills, in particular their ability to understand exactly what is being asked of them, and to formulate replies clearly and confidently at the expected level of English.
Academic Writing: Essay Organisation and Academic Style
This course is designed for students who need to enhance their essay writing skills in order to help them develop the skills they need to write effectively for academic purposes. The course will introduce a range of activities to help them understand what is required, and to plan, structure and write their academic essays.
Do you desire to improve your writing ability and produce error-free essays? This module is designed for students who desire to enhance the accuracy and clarity of their writing. Topics that will be covered include Number and Agreement, and Sentence-Level Errors.
Referencing and Citation
Are you unsure of how to document your sources using proper academic conventions? This course refines students’ ability to substantiate their academic essays through the use of proper citation and referencing strategies. Skills covered in this course also include quoting, paraphrasing, and the use of discernment in choosing secondary sources.
Registration for the in-sessional courses will take place on Moodle. Please note that you will have to self-register for the module. This link will take you to the Moodle page - log on and then click Participate in this module.
Enrolment will be done on a first come- first served basis.
There is a high demand for these courses, so please only sign up for courses that you are serious about attending or
you may be denying other students the opportunity.
If a course you wish to attend is full, please fill in the waiting list;
if places become available, you will be invited to attend via email. Please note that abuse of this free language support facility will be reported to personal tutors, and abusers may be blacklisted.