Full course description

This is the perfect class to develop your spoken communication skills by practicing your speaking in a relaxed and friendly environment. Short videos and texts on interesting cultural and current topics form the basis for discussion and mini presentations. Develop your skills of argumentation and debate – both very useful skills for academic work. Enhance your group work communication skills and also learn how to structure a presentation, improve your delivery, use visual aids in an effective way as well as improve your ability to facilitate discussions and to handle questions. You will receive advice and opportunities to practice presentation and discussion skills in small groups and receive feedback.

Learning Objectives

·         To develop speaking and listening skills 

·         To practice creating and maintaining discussion from reading and listening input 

·         To practice presentation giving in groups and individually 

 

Content

The course will include the following: 

  • Discussion and debate 
  • Focus on speaking skills – pronunciation, stress, chunking, connected speech 
  • Focus on fluency and accuracy 
  • Useful language for presentations 
  • Opportunity to give a presentation to a group and to the class 
  • Communicative strategies for problem solving 
  • Practice in listening to short academic talks for discussion 
  • Practice in reading short academic texts for discussion