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EL10695: Seminar skills and informal spoken English

Further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: English Language Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to help students integrate into the academic and social environment and to raise the level of their degree work.

Learning Outcomes:
Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Take part in a seminar discussion
* Lead a discussion
* Identify weaknesses in their pronunciation and understand how to rectify them
* Adopt an appropriate register for different informal academic and social situations
* Interact confidently in informal academic and social situations.

Having completed this unit students will be better able to:
* Deal with different academic and social situations.

Seminar skills
* Turntaking
* Active listening
* Expressing agreement and disagreement
* Expressing reservation
* Making a point
* Clarifying
* Problem solving
* Asking questions
Leading a discussion
* Presenting information
* Presenting an argument
* Summarising and paraphrasing
* Controlling a discussion
* Using a text
* Intonation
* Chunking
* Stress
* Linking
Informal situations
* Social venues
* Initiating and making conversation
* Cultural variations
* Integrating with a group.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL10695 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.

English Language Centre
  • UXXX-AFN96 : Catalogue of English Language Centre Units ) - No specified year

  • UXXX-AFN99 : Generally available catalogue ) - No specified year

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* 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.