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Overview
level of study Students whose first language is not English
time taken to complete 1 hour per week for 10 weeks

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This course is best suited for students whose first language is not English. Attend these sessions to improve your listening skills and learn effective note-taking strategies.

Information: Modules that carry the AS- code are non-credit bearing modules. This means that successful completion of these modules by attending 80% of the course, will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Syllabus

This course will help you to improve listening skills and learn effective note-taking strategies when your first language is not English using academic English in a lecture setting.

LESSON 1: Introduction and Listening Skills

This first lesson will introduce you to the structure of the course and then you'll take a pre-test to help measure your progress over the next 10 sessions.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 7th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 7th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSON 2: Improving Listening

In this lesson we will watch a video about how babies learn to make the sounds needed for the language they speak.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 14th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 14th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSON 3: Note-taking

In this lesson we will explore how to best prepare for a situation wherein listening will be especially important.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 21st Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 21st Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSON 4: Preparing to listen

In this lesson we will explore how you can use clues both before and during listening to help predict the main ideas of the talk.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 28th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 28th Oct 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSON 5: Listening for Key Ideas with Signposting

In this lesson we will listen to a lecture from a psychology class at Yale University.  The focus is on identifying main ideas by listening out for signposting language.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 4th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 4th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSONS 6: Listening Practice

In this lesson we will continue our listening practice by watching different videos and answering comprehension question.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 11th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 11th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSONS 7: Listening Practice

In this lesson we will continue our listening practice by watching different videos and answering comprehension question.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 18th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 18th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSONS 8: Listening Practice

In this lesson we will continue our listening practice by watching different videos and answering comprehension question.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 25th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 25th Nov 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSONS 9: Listening Practice

In this lesson we will continue our listening practice by watching different videos and answering comprehension question.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 2nd Dec 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 2nd Dec 2022, 12:00-13:00

LESSONS 10: Listening Practice

In this lesson we will continue our listening practice by watching different videos and answering comprehension question.

SINGLETON CAMPUS
Fri 9th Dec 2022, 12:00-13:00

BAY CAMPUS
Fri 9th Dec 2022, 12:00-13:00