The Course will enable learners to:
- Equip students with the English language skills required for the successful undertaking of academic studies with primary emphasis on academic speaking and listening skills.
- Provide guidance and practice in basic general and classroom conversation and to engage in specific academic speaking activities.
- improve general and academic listening skills
- Make effective presentations.
Listening as a key skill- its importance- speaking – give personal information – ask for personal information – express ability – enquire about ability – ask for clarification Improving pronunciation – pronunciation basics taking lecture notes – preparing to listen to a lecture – articulate a complete idea as opposed to producing fragmented utterances.
Listen to a process information- give information, as part of a simple explanation – conversation starters: small talk – stressing syllables and speaking clearly – intonation patterns – compare and contrast information and ideas from multiple sources- converse with reasonable accuracy over a wide range of everyday topics.
Lexical chunking for accuracy and fluency- factors influence fluency, deliver a five-minute informal talk – greet – respond to greetings – describe health and symptoms – invite and offer -accept – decline – take leave – listen for and follow the gist- listen for detail
Being an active listener: giving verbal and non-verbal feedback – participating in a group discussion – summarizing academic readings and lectures conversational speech listening to and participating in conversations – persuade.
Formal and informal talk – listen to follow and respond to explanations, directions and instructions in academic and business contexts – strategies for presentations and interactive communication -group/pair presentations – negotiate disagreement in group work.
At the end of the course Learners will be able to:
- Listen and respond appropriately.
- Participate in group discussions
- Make effective presentations
- Participate confidently and appropriately in conversations both formal and informal
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- 5. Ladousse, Gillian Porter. Role Play. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2014