Course Code: AUE01
This is an activity-based and highly proactive programme in which students will have to interact with each other. The programme emphasizes on listening, understanding and speaking, which are the essential elements for daily life communication. Students are encouraged to participate and prepare for each session.
Course Code: AUE02
What makes an expression fashionable? In this workshop, students will explore the features of fashionable expressions and the factors generating the language fashion. Building on their existing language proficiency, students will experience the process of creating new expressions through discussing various social and language issues.
Looking for a fun way to practice your spoken English?
This can be achieved through the performance of fun language tasks that mirror real-life situations. You can learn and enjoy learning through engaging in class activities, including games, role plays, and team activities as well as, during one session, interacting with guest native speakers.
Learning will produce
This course aims to provide students with training in public speaking in English. Specifically, the course is designed to help students in the following areas: to speak with confidence, with substance, with conviction and with clearly defined goal(s); to speak in a style appropriate to the occasion and with suitable gestures and body language; to develop a sense of timing and the appropriate use of pitch and voice qualities; to practice public talks and presentations to targeted audiences.
This course uses the Communication Model to help students learn how to “read” audiences’ needs, in order to present oneself and one’s material in a more persuasive way. That is, students learn to focus on the receivers of the message they intend to send, in order to be able to better convince different audiences by suitably adjusting the message content. Students are given as much chance to practice as possible, preparing their own speeches and role-playing in a variety of common situations. They will be videoed in action, and will get a chance to view the tape of themselves after feedback sessions. Participants can also practice PowerPoint presentations, and learn how to handle I.T. appropriately in presentation.
Special focus will be given to planning and preparation, attention getters and speech structures, use of visual aids and notes, managing nervousness, body language, use of eye contact, and other physical aspects of presentation. Specific topics include presentation of speeches to introduce and welcome a colleague, guest or visitor; impromptu speaking (speaking without preparation); presentations of proposals, speeches to get action, to convince, self-presentation in interviews, meetings and groups, and crisis management, especially when dealing with the media. We will also go off campus to attend a Toastmasters Club meeting, to hear speeches being presented by others.
*Students will need to have quite a good command of English to participate comfortably in this course.
This course is based on the tutor’s years of experience running management training and student language workshops.
The classes will be highly interactive and we will use experiential learning to build communication skills and learn about everyday professional manners. For example we will have wine in the classroom so that students can learn how to order and drink wine.