Teaching

English for lectures (1 ECTS)

INFORMATION

Course code

EL-1703

Dates 2017

Tuesday 7, 14, 21, 28 March, 4, 11 April

Time and place

9.30 -12.00 in Vrijhof and Logica

Course fee

This training will be paid from central funds. However, you do need permission from your head of department.

Group size

Maximum 10 participants

Trainer

Kenneth McKenzie, a qualified English language teacher from the TCP Language Centre

Course materials

Course materials will be provided by the TCP Language Centre.

FOR WHOM?

It is intended for lecturers, PhDs, and postdocs who are teaching in English or who will be doing so in the future.
Target group is non-native speakers.

RESULT

In this course you will be provided with opportunities to develop and increase your teaching skills in English. You will learn how to deal flexibly and confidently with interactive situations in English. English for Lectures focuses primarily on the language skills necessary for delivering a lecture in English with confidence.

CONTENT

  • Improving current competency and fluency in English;
  • structuring lectures;
  • signposting and language signals;
  • handling questions;
  • leading discussions;
  • making use of visuals.

DURATION AND TIME INVESTMENT

English for Lectures consists of six classes. The lessons include a variety of practical language learning activities, such as exercises, discussions, mini-lectures, and role plays. Homework each week consists of preparing the activities mentioned above.

Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course is held over six consecutive weeks, with one session per week, each session lasting two and a half hours. Homework is expected to take approximately two hours each week. 

Study load is equivalent to approximately 1,0 ECTS.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

This course is for academic staff whose current level of English is approximately CEF C1-C2.
Participants are expected to either have substantial experience in teaching, or have taken the course Presentation Skills.

Further information
Marjolein Rietman
Career Development Centre HR

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