Effective Teaching in English

In this course we will discuss what teaching in English means for you as a non-native speaker and how you can use compensation techniques and state clear expectations to students. We provide practical tools and ideas to encourage spoken output and interaction, to support the use of high-level academic English, and to provide feedback on spoken and written output of students. You will work with your own course materials.

Suitable for: 
Dutch and international teachers in higher education who (will) teach in English as a second language
Start date(s): 
This course has not been scheduled yet. Please contact Nathalie Veenendaal if you are interested.
Time investment: 
20 hours (12 hours of meetings and 8 hours of self study)
Location: 
To be announced
Provider: 
Onderwijsadvies & Training
Fee: This fee is exempt from VAT
€470,- (UU/UMC staff), €634,- (other participants)
Extra information: 

A customized course is possible

Content

In this course we will discuss what teaching in English means for you as a non-native speaker and how you can use compensation techniques and state clear expectations to students. We provide practical tools and ideas to encourage spoken output and interaction, to support the use of high-level academic English, and to provide feedback on spoken and written output of students. You will work with your own course materials.

Programme

The course has four sessions:

  • Session 1 (Teaching in English/Activating students in lectures)
  • Implications of teaching in English
  • Experiences of non-native speaker lecturers
  • Activating students in lectures
  • Session 2 (Guiding understanding/Use of language)
  • Guiding understanding
  • Language requirements (entry level and BA/MA level)
  • Guiding students from day-to-day language to an academic use of language
  • Session 3 (Encouraging spoken output / Active learning)
  • Challenges and best practices of small group work
  • Encouraging output/interaction
  • Active learning tasks for small groups
  • Session 4 (Written output/Feedback)
  • Feedback on written output
  • Writing frames
  • Feedback on spoken output

Objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • support your students’ subject related language
  • encourage spoken output and interaction
  • use appropriate didactic and presentation skills (including compensation techniques) that a non-native speaker of English needs
  • provide feedback on students spoken and written output

Participants will receive a certificate when they actively participate in at least three of the four course meetings.

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