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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Lecture Skills

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The Listening Skills and Note-taking course runs for 5 weeks and aims to help students get the most from lectures. The classes will introduce strategies to deal with the problems students experience in having to combine intensive listening and writing.

Areas covered will include:
  • Functions of a lecture
  • Identifying key ideas and following arguments
  • Selecting and prioritising information
  • Paraphrasing and summarising
  • Developing abbreviations
  • Laying out notes