Optional units

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If you would like to develop your academic English language skills, our optional units can help. These units are suitable for all EU, international, Erasmus and STABEL students at undergraduate level.

Academic Listening and Speaking

This 10-credit unit will develop your academic listening and speaking, focussing on the skills you will need in the UK higher education context. You will learn to listen more effectively, finding the key information, dealing with confusion and managing interactions. You will learn to speak more persuasively, using intonation and structure to engage your audience.

Academic Reading and Writing

This 10-credit unit will develop your academic reading and writing, focussing on the skills you will need in the UK higher education context. You will learn to read more effectively, identifying appropriate texts and navigating them with efficiency. You will learn to write more persuasively, synthesising evidence, examples and opinion into an original piece.

Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language

This 20-credit introductory unit will be your first step towards the profession of teaching English as a foreign language. You will learn how to analyse the language used by a learner, identifying their problems and selecting appropriate materials for them. You will learn how to teach effectively, explaining with clarity while engaging the learner.

Unit catalogue link available soon.

How to register

Unit registration will open again in September 2021.

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please email lang-in-sessional@bristol.ac.uk.

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