Academic Communication Skills

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Mr Michael Mcgarvey CMK.C519


For students from the department of Management (Information Systems and Innovation; Management Science) and Methodology who speak English as a foreign language and require support when giving presentations, taking part in seminars, reading academic texts or understanding academic lectures.

Course content

The course aims to develop the ability to speak, read and listen more effectively for academic purposes. By the end of the course, students will: (a) be familiar with academic expectations and conventions (b) have improved the accuracy, clarity and coherence of their spoken English (c) have practised giving presentations and taking part in seminars (d) have extended their range of lexical expression (e) be able to read academic texts and follow academic lectures more fluently and confidently.


8 hours of classes in the MT. 8 hours of classes in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2012/13: 63

Average class size 2012/13: 20

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