What is the daily timetable for the 2021 MALS Summer Week?

On Monday 11 January we will meet at 9.15am (teaching to commence at 9.30am) to familiarise ourselves with the online teaching arrangements.

All courses will run Monday to Friday from 9.30 am–3.30 pm. Teaching session 1 will run from 9.30am to 11.00am, followed by a half-hour morning tea break. Teaching session 2 will run from 11.30am-1.00pm, followed by a lunch break from 1.00-2.00pm. Teaching session 3 will run from 2.00pm-3.30pm.


How do I access my Zoom class?  

Enrolled students will be emailed information about accessing online classes in early January 2021.


Will IT support be available?

While MALS tutors and administrative staff are happy to help with general questions and provide general troubleshooting guides for Zoom, we cannot provide expert IT support before or during the Summer Week


How do I know which course to enrol in?

Course descriptions can be found in our Current Program. These provide general information about the level of proficiency required for each course. If you would like further advice, please email mals@mq.edu.au and provide a summary description of your training to date.


Can I enrol in more than one course?

No. Each course runs from 9.30am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday for the duration of each Summer Week.


How do I enrol?

Browse our current program and when you have decided on a course enrol and pay course fees via our Eventbrite page.


Can I change my course during a Winter or Summer Week?

Yes. If you find the course you are enrolled in too challenging or not challenging enough you are welcome to change to another course during a Winter or Summer Week. Before you change courses talk to your tutor and email the MALS admin team (mals@mq.edu.au).


What if my course is cancelled?

Courses may be cancelled if an insufficient number of students (normally less than 5) enrols before the deadline (31 December for the 2021 Summer Week). Students will be advised of cancelations via email.

If your course is cancelled MALS volunteer staff will suggest an alternative course and you can transfer to that without re-enrolling. You can also cancel your enrolment and MALS volunteer staff will organise a refund.


Can I withdraw from a course?

You can withdraw from MALS courses at any time by emailing our administrative staff (mals@mq.edu.au). A full or partial refund will be given depending on when you notify MALS of your decision to withdraw. Please see below for more details.


Can I request a refund?

Yes. Full refunds will be issued for those who notify MALS before 31 December of their inability to attend the Summer Week. MALS will charge a $100 late withdrawal fee for cancelations after 31 December. This withdrawal fee is a new administrative measure aimed at minimising cancellation of classes, and thus disruption to other enrolled students. If you have any questions please email mals@mq.edu.au prior to enrolment.


Where can I find the text selected by my tutor?

Information about textbooks and texts can be found in the course descriptions in the Summer and Winter Programs. Students are expected to purchase textbooks before the start of each Winter and Summer Week.

Most of our Intermediate and Advanced courses (and some Beginners courses) use learning materials (including texts) provided by tutors. These can be downloaded from the MALS website before each Summer or Winter Week.


Where can I buy textbooks?

The following bookstores generally offer a wide selection of language textbooks.  Please contact our administrative staff (mals@mq.edu.au) if you experience any difficulties locating a textbook.

Abbey’s Bookshop

131 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

T: (02) 9264 3111

abbeys.com.au

 

Koorong Books

28 West Parade, West Ryde NSW 2114

T: (02) 9857 4477

koorong.com

 

AbeBooks

Online bookseller

abebooks.com