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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

Seminar Skills

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The Seminar Skills course runs for 5 weeks and aims to improve students' oral communication in an academic setting. As well as raising students' awareness of what is expected of them in seminars and tutorials, the course will also offer guidance and practise in giving presentations.

Areas covered will include:
  • Functions of a discussion
  • Introducing and responding to ideas and opinions
  • Supporting arguments
  • Planning and introducing presentations
  • Speaking from notes
  • Academic style and register