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