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Thinking about teaching your university subject in English but it’s not the Language you normally use? Then, English for teaching purposes is the course for you. A course on English and teaching methodology that aims to help university lecturers do their teaching in English, in line with university internationalisation policies. The course structure is the same for all learners and there are opportunities for them to link up with colleagues from universities all over the world who share the same discipline and discourse community, to ask questions and exchange ideas. This MOOC targets lecturers who wish to begin using English in their teaching. A priori, this means university lecturers from countries where English is not the L1 or a widely-used language (Romance language-speaking countries, for example), though in fact the course is open to teachers from all educational stages who want to teach through English, following the principles of EMI (English Medium Instruction). On completing the course, you should be able to do the following. a) Teach a university subject in English, having gained the necessary confidence and skills. b) Integrate all aspects of CLIL (methodological, pedagogical, strategic, attitudinal, motivational, linguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic) to put together their own English-medium course on their particular subject. c) Describe the characteristics of the university lecture discourse genre (planning, agents, channels, phases, dynamics, and current flexibility of the genre). d) Understand and perform the basic linguistic macro-functions within English teaching discourse. e) Understand and perform, using the appropriate linguistic exponents (vocabulary, structures, and phraseology), the main micro-functions in English teaching discourse: metalinguistic, informative, evaluative, inductive, and social. f) Consolidate their oral expression and interaction skills, and their grammar and vocabulary, at English levels C1 and C2 as defined by the Council of Europe. English for Teaching Purposes is a course provided by the Language Service at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)....
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Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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3 hours to complete

Unit 1. Implications for lecturers switching to English as the classroom language

Analysing the critical issues (contextual, linguistic, motivational and methodological aspects). Level of English. Managing anxiety. Improve through re-thinking your teaching to improve it. Teachers’ discourse. Analysing real practice and choosing a particular class as a basis for later course work....
Reading
12 videos (Total 49 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
1. First week introduction2m
1.1. What are the implications of changing over to teaching your classes in English at university?2m
1.2.1. What is English-Medium Instruction (EMI)?2m
1.2.2. Diversity of the EMI methodology5m
1.3. Is my level good enough to change over to teaching at university in this language?2m
1.4. Pronunciation12m
1.5. How do I control my nervousness?4m
1.5.1. Lecture discourse3m
1.6. Changing over to teaching in English: an opportunity to reassess and improve your lecturing3m
1.7. Different kinds of teaching intervention3m
1.8. What class sequence should I choose to teach in English?3m
Reading9 readings
Welcome, Learners!10m
Syllabus10m
Grading and Logistics10m
FAQ - General topics10m
FAQ- Time management10m
FAQ - Quizzes and assignment10m
FAQ - Certificate10m
About us10m
Week 1 material10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz (Week 1)20m

2

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Unit 2. Functions related to delivering courses through English (1)

Functions related to discourse structure: beginning and ending a class, concluding. Functions related to clarifying concepts for the students: giving examples, classifying, comparing and contrasting, defining. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 94 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
2.1. Which text models does a teacher's oral discourse make use of?5m
2.1.1. Exposition and argumentation14m
2.2. How can I structure oral discourse?5m
2.2.1. Introducing courses and classes7m
2.2.2. Closing a class3m
2.2.3. Concluding13m
2.3. How can I clarify concepts for my students?3m
2.3.1. Giving examples11m
2.3.2. Classifying9m
2.3.3. Definitions10m
2.3.4. Comparing and contrasting9m
Reading9 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and logistics10m
FAQ - General topics10m
FAQ - Time management10m
FAQ - Quizzes and assignment10m
FAQ - Certificate10m
About us10m
Week 2 Material10m
Productive Activity 1 (Optional)10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz (Week 2)50m

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4 hours to complete

Unit 3. Functions related to delivering courses through English (2)

Functions related to information management: describing processes, expressing cause and effect, describing graphs, helping learners to manage new information. Functions related to evaluation: expressing certainty, presenting evidence, giving one’s opinions. Functions related to induction: giving instructions, motivating learners. Functions related to socialisation: handling classroom interactions and questions in the learning environment....
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16 videos (Total 118 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video16 videos
3.1. Managing information4m
3.1.1. Describing a process9m
3.1.2. Expressing cause and effect7m
3.1.3. Describing graphs8m
3.1.4. Helping students process new information7m
3.2. Managing subjectivity4m
3.2.1. Expressing certainty7m
3.2.2. Presenting evidence8m
3.2.3. Giving opinions5m
3.3. Influencing the audience3m
3.3.1. Giving instructions14m
3.3.2. Motivating students5m
3.4. Managing interaction5m
3.4.1. Classroom interaction10m
3.4.2. Question management11m
Reading8 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and logistics10m
FAQ - General topics10m
FAQ - Time management10m
FAQ - Quizzes and assignment10m
FAQ - Certificate10m
About us10m
Week 3 material10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz (Week 3)2m

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4 hours to complete

Unit 4. Recording your class

Recording the class sequence analysed throughout the course....
Reading
1 video (Total 2 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading8 readings
Syllabus10m
Grading and logistics10m
FAQ - General topics10m
FAQ - Time management10m
FAQ - Quizzes and assignment10m
FAQ - Certificate10m
About us10m
Week 4 material10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz (Week 4)30m
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Top Reviews

By MFMar 8th 2016

It is a valuable course. I completed this and it made me enabled to efficiently and fluently deliver lecture in English.

By TPApr 29th 2016

very good course, but can i get the hard copy certificate from the school\n\nthank you so much

Instructors

Silvia Solá Viñals

Teacher
Servei de Llengües

Jose Ygoa-Bayer

Teacher
Servei de Llengües

Ian James

Teacher
Servei de Llengües

About Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university located in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. International in its outlook, it is fully consolidated within its local surroundings, and offers quality education in close association with research activity, the transfer of scientific, technological, cultural and educational knowledge, the promotion of its human potential and the responsible management of available resources. The UAB currently offers 81 degrees, 130 official Master Programmes and 183 UAB-specific Masters Degrees. In addition, it offers 174 lifelong learning programmes and 65 PhD Programmes, 27 of which have been distinguished through Quality Awards. The UAB has a total of over 3,500 teaching and research staff, over 2,000 administrative staff and over 40,000 students....

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