Full course description
This Digital Badge Short Course is delivered online.
Academic Language for Speaking & Listening
This is a 5-week course (1 x 2 hour sessions a week = 10 hours in total)
Day/Time: Courses will be running on Tuesdays from 2pm-4pm
Choice of Course Dates:
Tuesday 21st June to Tuesday 19th July 2022
Level: Minumum CEFR LEVEL: B2. This course is aimed at those who are beginning to develop their academic language and skills for listening and speaking. The focus is on building on participants' existing knowledge and experience of communication in a university environment.
Assessment: Assessment is minimal on this course as the main aim of this course is for participants to apply what they are learning to their academic work. However, to receive the digital badge there is a short review assessment at the end of the course.
Academic Language for Speaking & Listening: This course will enable you to build confidence and fluency in your academic speaking skills. You will be able to practice deconstructing lectures and using different strategies to enhance your academic listening skills. You will also have opportunities to practice your speaking in group discussions using suggested useful phrases.
These are some of the areas that the course focuses on:
Raising awareness of strategies to deconstruct lectures to aid comprehension such as identifying discourse markers and speakers stance/attitude, focusing on questions to encourage active listening, being better able to understand the different opinions of students participating in discussions.
Developing appropriacy and flexibility to communicate in academic discussions, using appropriate language and strategies to contribute meaningfully to discussions such as developing range of functional language (e.g phrases for negotiating meaning, sharing opinions) and developing pronunciation and articulation in relation to the English Lingua Franca core.
Cost for one Digital Badge Course: €160
Other Digital Badge Course: ULC22002a Academic Language for Reading and Writing Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm.
ULC22006a (Digital Badge Package)