Module code: EAL4660
HEAR transcript: included as co-curricular activities
Module duration: 5 weeks / 2hrs a week
Skills Points for doctoral students: 10
Preparation and assessment: none
Seminars give students the opportunity to share their understanding of lecture content and their thoughts on a given topic. Seminar discussions involve debate and disagreement, and this makes some students anxious. Learn to love seminars! In this module, we will teach you some techniques to keep a conversation going and help you to develop different strategies to present your input. You’ll practise how to politely question, how to challenge, and even how to agree with others in a way that opens up the discussion. If you are new to university study or worried about participating in seminars, or even if you just want to practice debates and discussions in English, this module is for you.
Key skills: presenting a sound argument, expressing opinions with confidence, disagreeing assertively
Students' feedback on this module:
"This class gave me tools how to participate effectively in seminars. I am no longer as quiet as I used to be."
"Thanks to this class I learnt how to engage in an academic conversation. I am really grateful I found this class!"
"Our teacher was great. I enjoyed the classes, the materials and I met new friends."