1 x 1-hour lecture daily
1 x 3-hour workshop daily
Assumed knowledge
University acceptance into post graduate study. Recommendation from supervisor.
Topic description
This topic extends students knowledge of general English communication skills into an academic context. It will focus on: oral presentation skills; structure and organisation of academic work; outlining; and English grammar and vocabulary.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • enhance students capacities to understand the structure and organisation of spoken language in academic contexts

  • differentiate between spoken and written language in academic contexts

  • enable students to successfully complete the oral presentation component of their candidature

  • build student confidence in presenting in English
Expected learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this topic, students will be able to:

  • give a well-structured, organised and insightful oral presentation

  • plan an outline of the presentation

  • conduct themselves in a competent and professional manner during a presentation

  • respond to questions and suggestions