This language course aims to help you further advance your speaking skills at university level.
Participants will improve their speaking skills in English. Classroom activities will consist of practical tasks and various interactive assignments that include:
- fluency practice through the means of presenting a risk assessment, participating in a seminar debate, delivering a speech, contributing to meetings, presenting a project proposal, providing verbal feedback etc.
- knowledge on using visual aids and diagrams in a presentational setting.
- input of academic vocabulary, e.g. collocations, formal/informal language, phrasal verbs
- grammar, e.g. active, passive voices, prepositions etc.
Learning will take place in an international classroom environment suited to students’ needs. The language trainer will provide instruction and feedback.
Attendance at every session is essential. Active participation is expected. The course is held over 7 weeks, with one session of two hours per week. Homework is compulsory and is expected to take approximately two hours each week.
In order to determine your level and assess which course is appropriate for you, you are required to do the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT). This is an online test which consists of a listening component and a grammar and vocabulary (“Use of English”) component.