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C1 Advanced Conversation & Writing

Start
Thursday March 30
Price
DKK 2,265
Reduced price
DKK 2,120
Lessons
24
Start 30.03.2023
Period 30.03.2023 to 01.06.2023
Lessons 24
Class no. B3046-23
Teacher MA Lakambini Sitoy
 
Location Gothersgade 14, 1. sal
Room 106A
Time Thu 17:15 - 19:45
Price DKK 2,265
Reduced price DKK 2,120
Time Thu 17:15 - 19:45

Fine-tune your speaking and writing skills
This course is for you if you are already an advanced English student, but you would like to develop your English speaking and writing skills even further. Perhaps you haven't used your English for a while and you lack confidence and/or need a brush up. On this course, you will improve your spoken fluency by discussing thought-provoking news stories taken from leading current affairs publications supplemented by YouTube excerpts to inspire debate.

The topics we discuss include the environment, sustainable diet, health, gender equality, art and travel & tourism.

In each lesson, we focus on broadening your vocabulary and improving your pronunciation through, for example, studying syllables and word stress, prefixes and suffixes and the definitions of new words.

Three written assignments will be set for homework. These will be discursive essays based on the topics discussed in the lessons. We focus on how to structure your writing and you receive extensive feedback from your teacher on grammar, spelling and style. Additional homework will be in the form of advanced vocabulary exercises.

This is not a grammar course, so your teacher will give you relatively brief explanations about grammatical mistakes, although extra material that focuses on identified mistakes can be provided for homework.

Some lessons are based on role-plays, where you work together in groups to solve a particular task. These fun lessons have been developed by the teachers to get you to talk together as much as possible.

Teaching material
You don't need to buy a book for this course. Your teacher will select suitable material, which is included in the price. You will join a course that started in February. There are 8 weeks left on this part of the course. You will meet once a week for 3 lessons.

Overview of the course layout and material
You will receive access to our online digital platform, Moodle. Moodle provides a comprehensive overview of the entire course. You will also be able to contact your classmates and discuss the activities taking place in your class.

On Moodle you can:


  • see the plan for the course, the individual teaching sessions and homework

  • see teaching materials including extra materials such as videos

  • communicate with your teacher and your fellow students

  • follow up and catch up on lessons missed if you are absent during the course



Preparation time: approx. 1-2 hours including the written assignments.

There is a maximum of 16 students in this class.

Lakambini Sitoy

Lakambini, or Bing, has published a novel and two collections of short stories and has won fellowships and awards for her literary work. She holds an MA from Roskilde University in English Studies/ Cultural and Language Encounters, and has worked as a lifestyle and opinion editor, a newspaper columnist and editorial writer, and a teacher of communication, creative writing and non-fiction.  

Bing loves the energy and connection of teaching, as well as the diversity of Studieskolen’s student population. She values precision in the use of language and enjoys helping students sharpen their writing and speaking skills.

Bing recommends:
Food and drink: Pasta in a sauce of garlic and crab fat, Danish Christmas tea all year round
Learning tips: Read as much as you can -- take out a good old-fashioned, professionally-edited book from bibliotek.dk. Record yourself in monologues or conversations. Look up the meaning of unfamiliar words and expressions.
Places to visit: The Big Island in Hawaii; Santorini on the back of a donkey; anywhere in Iceland
Literature: Julian Barnes, Hilary Mantel, Chandler Burr, Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games), to name a few.
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C1 Advanced Conversation & Writing

30 March - 1 June

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