English ESP: Speaking: Meetings

This course is intended for staff members who are interested in improving their spoken English related to conducting and/or participating in meetings. The course is intended for non-native speakers of English who wish to hone their speaking skills in a safe environment.

Results

The focus lies on refreshing existing knowledge, building confidence, acquiring new vocabulary and formulaic phrases used in meetings, practicing new skills, and integrating coping and compensation strategies.

 By the end of this course, you can:

  • Structure a meeting as a chair
  • Assign different roles to meeting participants
  • Involve people
  • Challenge people
  • Effectively incorporate different viewpoints
  • Formulate your opinion
  • Structure your arguments
  • Listen effectively
  • Make suggestions
  • Politely interrupt another
  • Use persuasive techniques
  • Hedge effectively
  • Buy time to think
  • Change topic
  • Ask questions
  • Summarise

Duration and Time Investments

The course will consist of 4 sessions of 2 hours each – 60 min. instruction and practice, 15 min. break, 60  min. instruction and practice – over the course of 4 weeks. In addition to the online classes, an extra investment of about 0.5 hour a week is asked of you to integrate knowledge and further develop your skills.

The classes will be offered via Canvas. There is no need for pre-existing knowledge of the learning platform.

Registration closes at 6pm on Thursday 22 October. Expected number of participants: approx. 8.

Course Overview

  • Course code

    ESM-

  • Programme is for

    Employees (non-academic support staff)

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Course fee

    Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number. 

  • Trainers

    Mieke Beurskens
    m.j.beurskens@utwente.nl

  • Location

    via Canvas online

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum 8 participants

  • Course materials

    No course materials needed

  • Requirements

    The course will be given at B2-level or upper intermediary level (see CEFR for reference). No intake is required. The course is targeted at non-academic support staff.

Further information
UT Language Centre
Support Office
053 - 4892040
 utlc@utwente.nl
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English ESP: Speaking: Meetings
October 2020
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