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EL10693: Formal academic spoken English

Click here for further information Academic Year: 2011/2
Click here for further informationOwning Department/School: English Language Centre
Click here for further information Credits: 3
Click here for further information Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 100%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites:
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to help students integrate into the academic environment and to raise the level of their degree work.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Listen at length
* Identify the main ideas in a lecture
* Make useful notes from a lecture
* Summarise a lecture
* Prepare, plan and deliver an oral presentation
* Evaluate a presentation
* Invite questions and create thinking time for the answer
* Ask a lecturer or presenter questions
* Identify weaknesses in their pronunciation, and understand how to rectify them.

Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Engage an audience
* Adopt appropriate body language when giving a presentation
* Use technical visual aids when giving a presentation
* Understand the principles of time management when giving a presentation
* Cope with nerves, equipment failure etc. when giving a presentation.

Listening to lectures:
* Purpose
* Prediction
* Listening for main ideas/relevant information
* Note-taking/reconstitution of notes
* Summarising/using the summary to explain
* Listening at length
* Listening problems
Presentation skills:
* Preparation
* Planning and structuring the talk
* The stages of a talk
* Visual aids
* Delivery (including intonation, body language etc)
* Dealing with questions and answers
* Trouble-shooting
* Intonation
* Chunking
* Stress
* linking.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be updated when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2011

EL10693 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

  • UXXX-AFN96 : Catalogue of English Language Centre Units - No specified year
  • UXXX-AFN99 : Generally available catalogue - No specified year

* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.