Seminar & Presentation Skills Classes
Seminar & Presentation Skills Group 3 Tuesday 9am
We aim to develop the key skills involved in oral communication: speaking in academic contexts, presenting and participating in seminar discussions. There will also be opportunities to practise your pronunciation, give a presentation and to relate the content to work in your own discipline.
Overview of the module
This module is intended for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their academic speaking skills in English. They will integrate the norms and conventions of seminar discussions and oral presentations with advice on how to improve their individual pronunciation of the English language.
Aims of the module
The main aims of this unit are to:
. Enable students to understand and practise the norms and conventions of speaking in a seminar discussion
. Enable students to understand the norms and conventions of making an informal individual presentation
. Enable students to understand the norms and conventions of making a group presentat
. Give students advice on how to improve their pronunciation in English, as well as their stress and intonation patterns
Student learning outcomes
Having successfully completed the unit, students will be able to demonstrate ability, knowledge and understanding of:
. The features of seminar discussions
. To contribute confidently to seminar discussions
. How to structure and deliver an informal individual presentation
. How to structure and deliver a group presentation
. The range of academic vocabulary used in seminar and oral presentations
. How to improve their individual pronunciation, stress and intonation patterns in English.
Learning and teaching methods
The sessions will run as a mixture of seminar discussions, presentations and workshops. Students will be expected to research and prepare outlines of oral presentations, participate in discussions on various topics and give an informal presentation.
This is non-credit bearing. There is no formal assessment for this module.
25th April 2017 – 16th May 2017
General information: email@example.com
Specific information: C.J.Cullen@southampton.ac.uk
Each course is 4 weeks long. Each class lasts for 2 hours per week.
The enrolment start from week 2. The classes start from week 3. Please check your academic course timetable before you choose a class.
You can attend a maximum of 2 classes.