PaedDr. Marta Holasová, Ph.D.
|Phone:||+420 549 49 7520|
The Summer School is intended to help teachers, lecturers and academics acquire English language skills which enable them to develop and run successful courses in English.
The course is designed for professionals delivering their degree programmes to multi-cultural groups through the medium of English language. It aims to improve their English proficiency for teaching purposes and to provide valuable insight into English grammar, pronunciation and academic style. It offers training and practice in all language skills in academic contexts, in speaking, writing, listening and reading.
The course will be taught on-line via ZOOM, or in-person, depending on the current government restrictions.
|Monday||Introduction - Student expectations, circumstances and desires, overview of the course and skills, icebreaking activities, minor skills activities, introductions of the teachers.||Essentials - identifying your needs, weak and strong points, language skills in academic settings||Vocabulary - academic vocabulary vs non-academic vocabulary; features of academic vocabulary; field-specific academic vocabulary|
|Tuesday||Speaking - Let's get talking (the much underrated hallway or conference chats and making self-introductions with an impact)||Writing – types of writing used in teaching, writing emails, written learning materiál, writing styles, grading language and more.||Reading – different techniques of reading in a foreign language, skimming and scanning for information, reading in chunks, vocabulary and context, and reading activities for practice.|
|Wednesday||Listening – how does listening help your language, how to maximise your listening skills, listening for meaning, listening vs hearing, utilising vision for context, different styles of seminars,||Grammar – why is grammar important, common errors at intermediate and advanced levels, use of English articles, use of tenses in English, prepositions and grammar check.||Vocabulary – how does vocabulary help you with your academic work, different methods of improving your vocab, academic vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation and context and more.|
|Thursday||Writing - academic prose style and its typical features; the process of writing; tips to improve your writing||Grammar - features of academic prose style; describing, predicting, reporting and speculating in academic English||Speaking - It's all in the tone (lesson on pausing, intonation, word and sentence stress and the changes in meaning that tone brings).|
|Friday||Speaking - Really getting your point across (giving opinions, debating the point, politely disagreeing, insisting, and persuading)||Writing - genres of academic writing; field-specific academic writing; micro-writing||Feedback - Feedback from the teachers, where to from here?, self-learning resources, main areas for each person to focus on, surveys and self-assessment|
Please check our Academic Skills in English Summer School which still has free capacity.
|Phone:||+420 549 49 7520|
|Language of instruction
|When||12 July – 16 July 2021|
|Participants||public, MU employees|
||155 EUR (early bird)|