University of Nottingham Malaysia
Centre for English Language and Foundation Education

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. In-sessional English Language courses are catered for all students in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. All students will receive an email at the start of each semester outlining the workshops and schedules. The main In-sessional programme runs through Spring and Autumn semesters.

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. 



In-sessional courses offered by CELFE 

Becoming Reflective Learners
This module identifies aspects of reflective learning and teaches students how to become effective reflective learners.

In this module, students will learn to: 

  • Identify reflective learning and its aspects.
  • Apply strategies in becoming a reflective learner.  

Cover Letter, Resume, and Interview Skills

This module approaches cover letter and resume writing from a mindfulness perspective, and emphasises the projection of genuine self-image during interviews.

In this module, students will learn to: 

  • Link their personal qualities, talents, and skills to the job they are applying for. 
  • Write effective cover letters and resumes. 
  • Build and display a genuine professional image. 

Effective Email Writing
This module teaches effective and proper email etiquette in a professional setting.

In this module, students will learn to:

  • Apply appropriate phrases in responding to different types of emails.
  • Compose messages  in a courteous manner.
  • Examine the elements in writing emails.

Improving Grammar in Writing: Sentence Structures
This module equips students to use effective sentence structures for academic writing, including the following: sentence types, sentence fragment and comma splice, cohesive devices, and use of punctuation.

In this module, students will learn to: 

  • Fix sentence-level problems. 
  • Improve clarity and accuracy of sentences in academic writing.

Improving Grammar in Writing: The Mechanics
This module introduces students to basic grammatical mechanics essential in academic writing, including the following topics: tenses, passive form, nominalisation, modifiers, and modals.

In this module, students will learn to: 

  • Identify essential grammatical forms and structures in academic writing.
  • Use correct grammatical forms and structures in academic writing. 

Journal Writing to Enhance Well-being and Increase Productivity
This module looks at the different types of journal writing and explores how students can use them to enhance their overall well-being and stay on top of tasks.

In this module, students will learn to: 
  • Identify features of journal writing that help with well-being and productivity. 
  • Apply different ways of engaging in journal writing. 
  • Measure their process and progress using a journal. 

Planning a Written Assignment
This module covers an introduction to planning academic assignments/essays, including areas such as understanding academic expectation, outlining, constructive planning, and maintaining relevance.

In this module, students will learn to: 

  • Identify the academic expectations for assignments/essays. 
  • Apply basic principles and strategies in planning an assignment. 

Reading Academic Texts
This module provides training and practice on reading educational research articles carefully, systematically, and critically.

In this module, students will learn to: 

  • Read research articles in a systematic and orderly approach. 
  • Identify and analyse arguments in academic research paper.  



For further enquiries, please contact us at In-sessional English

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.

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Centre for English Language and Foundation Education

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8000
fax: +6 (03) 8924 8012

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