Academics need to be aware of what is expected of them when starting a new course and it is their role to be able to introduce their courses to students explicitly and effectively. This seminar gives participants an opportunity to develop an understanding of ways to introduce different types of courses and practice such introductions.
The overall aims of the course are to help participants develop:
- effective structures of introductions to academic courses,
- an awareness of types of information students are expected to receive at course first sessions
- the skills and tools needed to develop or adapt course-specific styles and tones that can influence course dynamics and student behaviour
- new vocabulary
Colin Kimbrell holds a Master’s degree in Energy Security from the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno. He teaches various CLIL and ESP courses for the Masaryk University Language Centre, specialising in academic English and English for political science and international relations. Colin is currently a PhD candidate in International Relations at FSS MU.
When: 15th – 16th September
15th Sept: two 90 min sessions (14:00-17:30)
16th Sept: three 90 min sessions (9:00-15:30)
Where: Language Centre (Komenského nám. 2, 1st floor, Room no. 213)