Register now: Weekly Language Workshops for Teaching in English
|10 Jan 2024
Many teachers working at Europe’s higher institutions of learning today are faced with new challenges as they begin to teach their core subjects in English. Successful classroom learning requires leadership and engagement that not only stimulates student participation but also facilitates comprehension. For these purposes, language teachers and academics engaged in EMI (English as Medium of Instruction) may wish to boost their own language skills and exchange ideas with international colleagues in the context of a virtual mobility. This workshop series is designed to address these needs and more.
In each 90-minute session, participants will have the opportunity to practice various language skills and gather new inspiration for their teaching curriculum. You can participate in all sessions or choose the specific sessions that fit your schedule and areas of interest.
Together, we will look at elements of academic writing such as cohesive devices and discourse markers and will also address the challenges posed by vocabulary and grammar. Participants will have the opportunity to improve their overall fluency while practicing interactive communication skills.
Registration is open to all professors, lecturers and instructors, as well as graduate students and administrators with teaching responsibilities who work at an Arqus University. Please note that due to high demand, we will only be able to accept a limited number of participants per university.
A few days before each workshop, you’ll receive a welcome email with the Zoom link. Certificates of participation are available upon request for those who attend at least five sessions.
Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of English grammar, vocabulary, and speaking practice for the EMI classroom and to network and exchange ideas with colleagues from the nine Arqus Universities!
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In academic texts, cohesive devices serve to link ideas and create a logical flow with and between sentences. In this workshop, we will explore the role that cohesive devices play in the creation of academic texts and presentations and practice strategies for teaching these important linguistic elements in the classroom.
In this workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of specific writing issues that comprise the core of advanced academic English language and content courses. In particular, this workshop will focus on writing and editing practice for assigning and correcting university coursework.
University students and lecturers have become increasingly aware of the need to acquire the necessary disciplinary language needed for academic success. In this workshop, we will explore ways to improve lexical choice and range in regard to subject-specific course content.
In this workshop, we will produce a short list of language issues that students need for academic success with a focus on interactive communication and refining interactive teacher and peer-feedback in advanced language practice.
This workshop is designed for teachers who want to fine-tune their understanding and use of advanced English grammar in the university classroom.
What is interactive teaching? In this workshop, we will practice ways that student input and teacher responses are best facilitated within the ongoing classroom discourse. The focus of this workshop will be on interactive speaking skills practice.