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English Language Centre

LC467: Pre-sessional Materials Trial - 20 March 2018 10:00

Course information
Course codeLC467
Course titlePre-sessional Materials Trial

The English Language Centre is looking for international students who will still be in Durham at the start of the Easter vacation, and would be interested in helping us trial some new lessons for the Summer Pre-sessional courses. You don't need to have previously taken a pre-sessional course to take part, although we don't mind if you have.

The Summer Pre-sessional courses are 4, 8 or 12 week intensive courses running before the main academic programmes begin, and focus mainly on improving and supplementing incoming students' academic skills- writing in particular- to ensure they are able to cope with the academic demands of a Durham degree programme.

We have written 5 entirely new lessons for the coming summer, and would like volunteers to participate in a 1 week 'boot camp', where you will take the lesson in a typical pre-sessional classroom setup, then feed back to us about your experience of the lesson. Due to room limitations, we will be teaching a selection of 4 out of the 5 possible lessons.

You will need to be available 10am-12noon Monday-Thursday and attend all 4 'lessons'. The topics are:

  • 'Listening in Lectures' (parts 1 & 2)
  • 'Reading and Note-taking'
  • 'Approaching Essay Assignments'
  • 'Argumentation in Writing'.

Refreshments will be provided during the sessions.

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Free places20
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Course sessions
Attendance at all sessions is required.
RoomDateStart timeEnd time
PCL050, Palatine Centre, Durham20 March 201810:0012:00
PCL050, Palatine Centre, Durham21 March 201810:0012:00
PCL050, Palatine Centre, Durham22 March 201810:0012:00

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