Workshops for international/EU students

Dissertation writing

 

Do you need to write a dissertation for your degree or masters?

 

This practical workshop will take you through the structure of a dissertation and provide tips to help you through the dissertation process, from choosing your topic to carrying out the reading and research, through to drafting and proofreading the chapters and other sections. We will also consider the role of your dissertation supervisor.

 

 

The international student journey – preparing for and adapting to life and study in the UK

 

This interactive workshop takes you through the international or EU student’s experience of studying in the UK, including the effects of culture shock. It covers your study journey from the pre-arrival stage to the impact of arrival and to starting studying in the UK. You will also gain practical tips to help you to adapt to living and studying here, so that you can more easily focus on meeting your course requirements and enjoying your life in the UK.

 

English for job applications

 

Are you planning to work in the UK or for a multinational company in the UK or overseas?

 

In this interactive workshop you will gain the English language required to write clear and concise CVs, cover letters, emails to employers and job applications and to express yourself clearly in a job interview.  The practical exercises will help you to gain confidence in your ability to promote your knowledge and skills to potential employers. You will receive individual feedback on your CV and on a practice job interview.

 

Why do employers like people who can speak another language?

 

As an international/EU student, you probably speak more than one language. Many UK businesses feel that their international business and export growth are limited because of a lack of language skills. This interactive workshop will highlight all the qualities and skills which speakers of more than one language can offer in the workplace. You have so much more to offer an employer than your language skills. 

 

 

The characteristics of the Good Language Learner

 

Do good language learners have certain characteristics in common? If so, which? How might knowledge about such characteristics help us to become better language learners?

Based on my own and others’ experience and strategies as a language learner, this interactive workshop offers practical tips to help you to learn another language as quickly, easily and efficiently as possible. You may be surprised at how much difference a few language learning strategies can make to your ability to communicate in another language!

Pronunciation of English for native speakers of Spanish

This interactive workshop investigates some of the aspects of the English language which can make listening to it and pronouncing it challenging for the native speaker of Spanish.  What specific pronunciation difficulties do native speakers of Spanish tend to have when they speak English? How does having Spanish as your first language affect your spoken communication in English?

Through the use of some very practical exercises, you will become aware of some of the ways in which Spanish may affect your pronunciation and listening skills in English. You will also gain first-hand tips, which you can immediately practise both inside and outside the classroom to improve your communication in English.

 

SUMMARY

 

  • Dissertation writing

  • The international student journey

  • English for job applications

  • Why employers like people who speak languages

  • Characteristics of the good language learner

  • Pronunciation of English for native speakers of Spanish

 

 

  • international students

  • EU students

  • non native speakers of English