Here at AEUK we are working on more topic-based lessons. Lessons that are focused and provide students with the opportunity to really explore a topic in more detail and practise all four key academic skills of lecture listening, reading academic texts, source-based writing and seminar discussion skills.
These lesson books are designed to replicate university study and encourage students to think critically and synthesise ideas together. We believe that it is important for students to have time to analyse and evaluate content based around a specific topic to be able to formulate opinions and critique the authors’ ideas.
The lesson books include anything from 2-10 hours of content on:
- Exploring the topic and linking personal experience.
- Creating and writing a definition.
- Reading a 800-word text with reading test-type questions.
- Identifying the key points in the text and writing a summary.
- Discussing the authors ideas in the text and applying critical thinking.
- Listening & taking notes to a 10-15 minute lecture – followed by questions.
- Speaking in a seminar to discuss and synthesise the content from the reading and lecture.
Topic-based Lesson Topics
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Topic-based Lessons 4-10 hours
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Week 1 Induction
Week 1 Book: Introductionary lessons to an EAP course
This PDF book provides a number of resources suitable for the first week on an EAP course (Presessional, Foundation, or University English study courses). It includes getting organised ideas, a getting-to-know you activity, classroom questions, essential language revision, and error correction. Example . Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
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Topic-based Lessons 2-4 hours
Academic Integrity – Discussion Lesson
This is a great speaking lesson on the values and principles of academic integrity. It begins with defining ‘academic integrity’, followed by a kinaesthetic speaking activity on the key terms of academic misconduct and finishes with a yes/no questionnaire on professional proofreading (see example). Level ***** [B2/C1] More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
‘Designer Babies’ Seminar Discussion – 1x listening & 2x texts
This is an academic seminar discussion lesson. Students take notes on a short scientific lecture and two short texts. The students use these notes to take part in a 20 minute academic seminar. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2] / Video [05.05] More information. TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Procrastination Lesson Resource Book
This lesson includes three resources: A definition writing (including a dictation / dictogloss), a discussion worksheet about the causes, effects and possible solutions connected to procrastination, and a TED Talk lecture listening with comprehension questions and PPT (see example). Level ***** [B2/C1] / Power Point / Video [14.00] More information.TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Teamwork Lesson – 1x reading, 1x activity & 1x listening
This lesson develops an understanding of teamwork. The lesson includes a discussion, a reading on creating a good team, a FUN ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ team-building activity and a short TED Talk lecture worksheet based on the findings of the activity. Example. Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2] / Video [06:44] / PPT More information.TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP
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