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In-sessional Courses for current Kingston students

This programme of courses and tutorials on written and spoken communication skills is open to everyone who wants to improve their academic performance and employability. It may be particularly suitable for the following students:

  • International and European students and students whose first language is not English
  • Students who have not studied in the UK before
  • Home students who would like to improve their academic writing and language
  • (If you are an international / European student and have at least 5.0 IELTS and need to improve your English language skills before enrolling at the University, you can apply to our Pre-Sessional English Language courses.)

Types of courses

Programme, class times and rooms: 

English for Academic and Professional Development booklet 2019/20 (PDF) For current students only
Course descriptions (PDF) For current students only

If you are a student at Kingston, you can join the following courses for free:

'Open' courses

These classes are open to students from any faculty but they take place at the PR campus. Each course focuses on a particular skill e.g. assignment writing, presentations or aspect of language. Most of the courses last for nine weeks. The courses are free and voluntary but we do ask that you try to attend every week.Students can gain 10 points for their KINGSTON AWARD by attending 80% of the course.

Registration: Choose the course and check your timetable to make sure you are free to attend. To register your interest in attending an ‘Open' course, sign up via this link to get priority. You can also just turn up to the first class.

'In Your Faculty' courses

These courses are held in your faculty, on your campus, and are open to international students of your faculty only. They cover the specific skills e.g. assignment writing that you need for courses in your faculty and the courses are nine weeks long. Students can gain 10 points for their Kingston Award by attending 80% of the course.

Registration: Choose the course and check your timetable to make sure you are free to attend. To register your interest in attending an 'In your Faculty' course, sign up via this link. You can also just turn up to the first class.

 

Kingston Language Scheme (KLS) English Courses

These courses aim to develop all four skills in academic and professional contexts. A range of stimulating topics forms the basis for integrated practice of skills and language. These courses are offered at three language levels. Students receive regular feedback on their progress, are assessed and can gain 15 points for their Kingston Award if they have attended 80% of the course and done all the assessments.

For Erasmus and Study Abroad students, this module can be taken for credit. We recommend that home institutions grant 7.5 ECTS on completion of the course in accordance with the course specifications. You will need to discuss this with your Study Abroad/ Erasmus coordinator in the first weeks of the course and tell your KLS teacher if you want to take this course for credit.

Class sizes are limited - priority is given to those students who register in advance.

Registration: If you are interested in doing one of these KLS English courses, please go to this page. You can also just go to the first class to register but those who have enrolled in advance will be given preference.

Attendance and assessment: You will be assessed on your progress, sometimes in class, and must be able to attend every class and do some work outside class.

Writing Cafe - Bookable one-to-one tutorials in the LRCs - get individual support with your writing

Venues: The Libraries at Penrhyn Road, Kingston Hill and Knights Park.

Registration: For ‘Bookable' tutorials, follow the link to guarantee a 30-minute slot. Bring your work-in-progress with you for advice.

Short courses
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