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What is it?

The English Language Teaching Centre (ELTC) offers a series of short workshops for international staff to help them develop their English language and communication skills. Please see below for more details.

Who is it for?

These workshops would benefit non-native English speaking staff (e.g. visiting scholars, post docs, researchers, lecturers) who want to improve their communication skills and knowledge of English in a Higher Education context. Numbers are very limited for each workshop, so it is important to register and attend as planned.

Dates and times

Workshops will be held on Wednesday afternoons on various dates. See workshop information below for more details.

Location

All workshops will be held in the English Language Teaching Centre located at 78 Hoyle St, S3 7LG. For directions please visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/eltc/aboutus/location

To register for workshops

Feel free to register for all three workshops or the one(s) that seem most relevant to you. To register for the workshops, please click on the title. If you have any further queries please email: eltc.support@sheffield.ac.uk

If the workshops are fully booked and you would like to go on the waiting list, or if you would like to make a workshop suggestion, please complete the expression of interest form here.

Workshop Programme

English Language for Teaching

Workshop 1: The Language of Lectures

  • The workshop will cover some of the following topics depending on the needs of the participants.
  • General good practice in giving lectures
  • Guiding students through content: signposting language
  • Responding to questions
  • Stress and intonation patterns in English
  • Pronunciation work

The session will include the use of authentic materials from lectures in different disciplines to illustrate key points.

Date and time: Wednesday 15th March 2017, 14:00-16:30

Workshop 2: The Language of Seminars and Tutorials

The workshop will cover some of the following topics depending on the needs of the participants.

  • Useful phrases for using in seminar / tutorial scenarios
  • Tips for successful seminars and tutorials
  • Seminar roleplay
  • Pronunciation work

The session will include real examples to analyse common language features in this types of interaction.

Date and time: Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 14:00-16:30

Workshop 3: The Language of Technical Demonstrations

The workshop will cover some of the following topics depending on the needs of the participants.

  • Phrases commonly used in demonstrations and explanations
  • Grammar common to technical demonstrations
  • Use of hypothetical language
  • Language of comparison
  • Sentence stress
  • Guiding students through content: signposting language
Date and time: Wednesday 29th March 2017, 14:00-16:30

Staff Dyslexia/SpLD tutorials and assessments

The specialist SpLD (specific learning difficulties) team can now offer tutorials to staff members who have been given the label of dyslexia or specific learning difficulties (or if they self-identify with such labels). The team are also able to provide specialist assessments for dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties. Please click on the link to find out more about this service: Staff tutorials and assessments