|Students whose first language is not English
Approximately 10 hours
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).
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.
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.
LESSON 3: Note-taking
In this lesson we will explore how to best prepare for a situation wherein listening will be especially important.
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.
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.
LESSONS 6-10: Listening Practice
In these lessons we will continue our listening practice by watching different videos and answering comprehension question.
This E-Learning course is also available as a taught course during term time. Find out more on the information page for the live version of the course