Gubkin University lecturers improved their linguistic tools and teaching strategies to communicate effectively in English

On January 22-26, 2018 Gubkin University hosted a free training course offered for the University lecturers who teach their subjects in English. The course is developed by the British Council with the support of Shell.

The goal of this training course was to master professional skills of lecturers who have no linguistic background. This was the methodology course, which offered lecturers hands-on linguistic tools and teaching strategies to communicate with students in an effective manner. In addition, the course was aimed to help lecturers attract more international students to their course.

Twelve lecturers from Gubkin University were selected to participate in the training. During the course they practiced how to develop lecture materials and teach masterfully in English, deliver lectures for audiences with different levels of English language, communicate effectively in English with students who are non-native English speakers, hold discussions, and organize work in small groups.

The course was specifically focused on preparing mini-lectures and presentations by the participants, as well as discussing the quality of the prepared material, its presentation, and getting feedback from the teacher and other participants.

The course was delivered by one of the designers of this training course – Mark Searle, Teaching Associate at EMI Oxford.

Upon successful completion of the course, all participants received certificates.