INSE4006: Essential Language and Communication

Module overview

This is a single credit level 4 module for students who speak English as an additional language in the first year of their studies in any field. The module is designed for students who have previously had little experience of, or training in, Academic English.

Students who take this module develop their essay and assignment writing skills with an emphasis on critical writing. The focus is on helping students learn to structure and organise academic texts appropriately and develop an appropriate academic style.The materials and activities are designed to increase the students ability to recognise and use vocabulary and grammar structures that are common in academic texts.

The assessment consists of two essays. 

Module Leader

Martha O'Curry

Please email for more information about the module.

“The module helped me to improve my academic vocabulary, especially important for me as a foreign adult student.”

Addition or deletion of Academic English modules

Please email or the module leader to request the addition or deletion of our Academic English modules from your programme.

The modules above are designed for students with little or no training in Academic English who are new to studying in the English university system.

They can be taken, preferably in your first semester, as an 8th module or an additional 9th module on your programme, with no extra charge.

“One of the best things I did in my first year. Not only did the course set the basics of academic writing that I did not learn in sixth form or from my university lecturers, but it gave me confidence, comfortableness and a feeling of positive perspective on writing a variety of academic pieces. ”