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Participating in Academic Seminars

27. April 2011, von Andrea Lingthaler · Keine Kommentare

Tuesday, May 3rd, 4-8 pm, DOR 65, 355, OR

Thursday, May 5th, 4-8 pm, DOR 65, 333

This workshop* will focus on acquiring and practising the necessary skills to participate successfully in an academic seminar in the UK.

The workshop will be divided into three parts –

  • preparing for seminars
  • participating in seminars
  • assessing your performance

The first part of the workshop will introduce key phrases common to seminars, examine skills such as interrupting and holding the floor and focus on reading for seminars.

The second part of the workshop will consist of a practice seminar with opportunities for students to provide short informal presentations that will serve as the stimulus for group discussion.

In the third part of the workshop, students will receive feedback on their performance, with suggestions for improving both language (grammar and vocabulary) and presentation skills (pronunciation, body language etc.)

Seminar Leader – Jim Pavitt

I have taught English for Academic Purposes at the LSE Language Centre for over three years, working with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prior to that I taught at Edinburgh University at the Institute for Applied Language Studies. My first degree is in Drama, obtained from Manchester University, and I have a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language.

* The workshop is free, but online enrolment is required: www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de > Kursangebot > Englisch > Workshops

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