English for Lecturers

Our English for Lecturers course is offered in London. It will develop your English language skills as a lecturer at a university. We have many course participants who work as lecturers at universities. Typically, you have been working as a lecturer for a number of years, and you need a short intensive course in order to build on your English skills in an academic context.  Increasingly as part of your daily work you have to operate in English, for example as part of a degree programme taught in English. The aim of this course is to develop your vocabulary and speaking skills to help you improve in these areas.  We are able to adapt the course for university lecturers for specific countries.

Who is it for?

The course is designed for university and college lecturers who are not native speakers but who use English as the language of instruction. You will explore the main features of good lecturers and seminars, the language used for structuring and delivering an effective lecture and the issues that international students face.

The Benefits

At the end of the course you can expect to:

  • be able to deliver lectures more confidently
  • be able to communicate more effectively and fluently
  • be able to interact easily with international students
  • have expanded your range of professional vocabulary 
  • be able to network with greater confidence

The course is designed to develop your language and communication skills in an academic context. There is some general English work done during the course (including discussion activities, and some grammar and pronunciation work) but the majority of course content focuses on lecturing in English (through language activities, analysis of audio and video lecture clips and contextualised practice). This reflects your specific needs and the intensive nature of the course. 

Course content

On this course, you can expect to cover the following areas:

  • communication skills for delivering lectures, seminars and tutorials 

  • academic vocabulary expansion 

  • effective participation in discussions 

  • focus on pronunciation (rhythm, intonation and stress in lectures) 

  • written communication including emails and giving feedback on written assignments 

  • fostering independent learning 

  • hosting visits, socialising, meeting and greeting 

Course participants typically give a 20-minute lecture or seminar on their chosen subject towards the end of the week. This gives them the opportunity to activate language studied during the course and is followed by language feedback.

Included in fees 

Fees include training plus:

  • All course materials and resources
  • London: Daily three-course lunch (Monday to Friday)
  • Canterbury: Networking lunch three days a week and an all-inclusive social programme two days a week

  • Weekly networking reception

  • Access to London School Online platform

  • Detailed end-of-course progress report

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Contact us

  • location London, Holland Park Gardens
  • students Maximum group size: 10
  • age Minimum age: 30
    Average age: 42
  • duration Duration: 1 week
  • time 30 hours per week
    09.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday, 30 hours)
  • dates Start dates: 25th of May, 12th of October
  • price Price: £1250

English Level

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

Level 1 (Beginner)

I do not speak any English.

Level 2 (Elementary)

I can say and understand a few things in English.

Level 3 (Pre-Intermediate)

I can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty.

Level 4 (Low Intermediate)

I can make simple sentences and can understand the main points of a conversation but need much more vocabulary.

Level 5 (Intermediate)

I can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

Level 6 (Upper Intermediate)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 7 (Pre-Advanced)

I speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make myself understood occasionally.

Level 8 (Advanced)

I speak and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary.

Level 9 (Very Advanced)

I speak and understand English completely fluently.