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English for Lecturers: Vocabulary Expansion 18-19 Semester 2

Monday, 25 February, 2019 - 00:00 to Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 00:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Language Classes

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THE COURSE

‘English for Lecturers’ aims to provide lecturers who teach their courses in English as a second/foreign language with the support to hone advanced language skills and become more effective communicators in undertaking English-medium professional activities. Please note that three separate modules, Grammar & PracticeCommunication for University TeachingVocabulary Expansion are available in the course and they run independently of each other. 

Vocabulary Expansion: this module aims to expand lecturers’ vocabulary and practise using the vocabulary across a range of topics that relate to their professional role. It is an upper-intermediate level course in which common collocations and idiomatic expressions are first introduced, and opportunities are then provided for speaking practice. This module runs for 10 weeks, with 2 hours per week. 

Lecturers who are unable to take the course can contact the course instructor to request individual support by appointment through Jianwei.Xu@vub.be

FOR WHOM?

The course is intended for members of staff employed by VUB, including postdoctoral researchers and teaching assistants. Full-time PhD students are not eligible for this course, as the Doctor School provides them with tailor-made training courses. Lecturers working elsewhere are welcome to register for the course provided there are places available.

TEACHER

The course is taught by Jianwei Xu, who holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an MEd in TESOL from La Trobe University, Australia. She has strong intercultural awareness and extensive experience in teaching English as a second/foreign language in higher education. Her research interests reside primarily in the sociocultural framing of language learning and teaching and in communicating in English as a lingua franca for intercultural communication. 

WHERE AND WHEN?

Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus (Campus Etterbeek), VUB; specific location is to be communicated to the participants through email.

Semester 2, 2018-2019, Friday 9:30-11:30hrs (except the three lessons in Week 25, 26 and 29 that will be taught on Thursday afternoon 14:30 -16:30hrs). Specific lesson dates are provided in the registration form.

REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

Register by 13th February 2019.

Registration for this course has now been closed. Next October, we will organize new language courses. If you are interested in a language course or test, please fill out the form by clicking here.

PRICE

VUB staff: free of charge

External: 290 euros

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE: registration has been closed