Elective Course – in English
Certificate TEACHING IN ENGLISH
work on the methodology of English Medium Instruction (EMI) with activities to develop participants’ advanced speaking and writing skills.
Advanced English Writing Skills for Instructors
This course is specially designed to develop and strengthen the participants’ professional writing skills. Participants learn the requirements, formats, and standards for writing in their disciplines by examining examples of professional writing in English, such as abstracts, research and grant proposals, conference presentations and journal articles. The course also familiarizes participants with techniques that they can employ at each stage of the writing process: generating ideas, producing a draft, revising, editing, and proofreading. Attention is given to the ways in which instructors can use writing assignments to enhance their students’ learning. If necessary, the course reviews essential composition skills, with attention to common sentence and paragraph problems.
Methodology for University Faculty
The major objective of the course is to familiarize participants with a variety of teaching strategies suitable for use in university classrooms, and to provide opportunities for them to practice these strategies in class, in small- and large-group settings. Participants will be required to read about, observe, discuss, and implement classroom strategies such as think-pair-share, using graphic organizers, brainstorming, restating and summarizing, limiting new information, and effective questioning. They will examine and analyze different models of lesson design and classroom strategies. There will be opportunities for general discussion as well as more focused sessions involving hands on practice. Topics will include such areas as Bloom’s Taxonomy, Understanding by Design (Wiggins), Deep Learning, ways of checking comprehension and demonstrating understanding, and modifications to consider when teaching in an environment where English is the lingua franca.
Advanced English Speaking Skills
Since content-based instruction integrates language learning with discipline-specific content learning, content-based instructors must have strong oral English skills to teach effectively. The course will be designed to meet four objectives: to improve and strengthen participants’ spoken English for classroom purposes and conversations, to develop speaking techniques for teaching content-based materials in English, to introduce student-centered discussion strategies, and to practice a variety of spoken English activities to enhance content-based learning. These objectives will be met through a variety of activities, assignments, and presentation opportunities. Over the training period, participants will move from improving their essential English conversational skills to strengthening their English and presentation skills at an advanced level.
Advanced English Writing Skills
13 und 14 March 2024, 9.00 to 17.00
Methodology and Advanced English Speaking Skills
2 to 5 April 2024, 4 hours each day
- This programme for university teachers is designed to develop teaching techniques, language skills and cross-cultural competence for teaching in the international classroom.
- The programme will be open to participants from all member universities of the Arqus Alliance.
For further information about the application process please visit our website.
Please registrate via ESRA on the website of the Departement for Staff- and Organizantional Development, Continuing education/Zusatzprogramm/Certificate Teaching in English. After successful registration you will be assigned to a waiting list. For final registration an application form is neccessary.
The registration will start in january!
Öffnungszeiten:from Ireland; teaches at the University of León, Spain, published widely on online approaches to university education and is currently coordinating a European project on Virtual Exchange in Higher Education
Ort:researcher and teacher in psychology and neuroscience at the University of Graz