This hands-on, practical one week course covers the language needed for presentations, talks and lectures, and deals with the delivery skills required in order to maximise the effectiveness of the presentations. It also introduces language for Academic Writing, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, formality, register, and style. Areas of Academic Writing tackled are Abstracts and Articles/Papers, with critical analysis of model abstracts.
Participants work up to a presentation delivery by the end of the week, with feedback on both language and performance.
Participants own writing skills are developed through feedback on their own writing, and a Language Clinic to tackle errors and develop a wider range of vocabulary and structures.
After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:
At the end of the course, you will:
An interactive communicative approach is used throughout, which lets participants experience first-hand the activities and methodologies that they can then go on to use in their own teaching contexts.
Key theories and practical ideas are discussed and explored thoroughly in hands-on input sessions, with participants playing an active role in all sessions to maximise their learning.
All input sessions involve brainstorming, case study analysis, problem-solving, and role-play tasks, both in pair- and group-work scenarios.
Participants are asked to reflect on the tasks carried out in each session, inviting discussion with regard to their own pedagogical knowledge and teaching contexts.
Participants are also introduced to key websites and other resources related to the further development of their teaching skills and personal professional development.
Language skills are also developed and feedback given where appropriate.
The course ends with an evaluation session, in which you will be asked to reflect upon the knowledge you have gained during the course.
You will also be encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities that you would like to try out in your own teaching.
You will also be invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow participants from the programme, as well as learners from York Associates’ other courses.
There is also the opportunity for follow-up online training sessions to further consolidate your learning and reflect on how you are implementing what you learnt on the course into your own contexts.
You will also continue to have access to York Associates’ online language learning platform once your in-person training sessions have ended.
Please note that these trainers might not be the actual trainers delivering your course.
|Session One||Session Two||Session Three||Session Four|
Getting to Know You
ICT Tools for Language Translation
What makes a good presentation?
|Introductions to Presentations|
Language Frameworks (2)
|Individual Presentations Practice for Review|
|TUESDAY||Language Frameworks (2)|
Dealing with Questions
|Language for Academic Writing (1)||Preparation of content slides for presentations||Individual Presentations Practice for Review|
|WEDNESDAY||Language for Academic Writing (2)||Writing an Abstract|
Register, Formality etc
Critical analysis of model abstracts: Good/Bad?
|Language Clinic Review: Writing & Presentations||Individual Writing Practice for Review|
Formality, Register & Style, including the passive voice
|From Written to Verbal|
Differences between written language and spoken language
|Language for Academic Writing (3)||Individual Writing Practice for Review|
|FRIDAY||The use of visual aids and tables||Editing and proofreading||Individual presentations with feedback||Personal Development Action Plan|