Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity The lesson This is a speaking lesson that involves defining ‘academic integrity’, looking at how other universities address academic integrity, and understanding some of the key principles associated with the term. The lesson is designed to promote...
Week 1

Week 1

Lesson ideas for Week 1 on an EAP Course What is this blog / lesson about? This blog / webpage provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English study courses). It includes getting organised...
Procrastination

Procrastination

Procrastination What is this blog / lesson about? This lesson explores one of the most common problems that worries students; the tendency to put things off until the last moment or beyond the last moment. University students are particularly vulnerable to...
Speaking Tasks

Speaking Tasks

Speaking Tasks (analysis & evaluation) What are these speaking tasks? Aim: This lesson is aimed to develop discussion skills but more importantly to focus on critical thinking strategies of analysis and evaluation. Lesson: In small groups the students are given a...
Seminar Signposting Language

Seminar Signposting Language

 Signposting Language in Academic Seminars Signposting Language is words and set phrases used in seminars to guide and the focus the discussion. Often in seminar assessments students are expected to use a range of signposting to show engagement and interactivity with...
Graphs

Graphs

Describing Graphs   This blog offers two great lessons on describing, analysing and evaluating graphs / charts / tables.   The first lesson begins with naming different graph / chart types,  describing a range of different lines (peak, plummet, etc..) and...
Academic Pronunciation

Academic Pronunciation

 Academic Pronunciation Academic Pronunciation & listening skills Overview: This activity uses a list of the top 60 academic words from the Academic Word List (AWL) compiled from research by vocabulary.com. There are two activities of gap fill and dictation with...
Teamwork

Teamwork

 Teamwork at University Working in teams Overview: Teamwork is an important part of university study and usually students will have to work in a team on projects, presentations and/or seminars. These skills are fully transferable to future careers so it is important...
Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Designer Baby

Seminar Speaking Skills Seminar Lesson The aim of this lesson is to develop the students’ ability to listen to a scientific lecture, read two related documents and discuss the key points in a seminar. The lesson includes everything you need to run a successful...

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