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English for professional and academic purposes

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English for professional and academic purposes

  1. 1. English for Academic & Professional purposes Aurora Computer Studies (auoracs.lk) Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 1
  2. 2. Agenda • The reasons o Communication o English • The strategy • The execution Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 2
  3. 3. The reasons (Why?) Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 3
  4. 4. Why? – General aspects • Languages play great role in thinking. • Part of our intelligence is ability to communicate effectively. • A major aspect of your social life • An important in interpersonal relationships. Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 4
  5. 5. Why? – Academic aspects • Education is two way communication process. • Learning and understanding depends on effective listening, reading and comprehension skills. • Passing exams and getting good result for assignments need effective writing and oral communication. Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 5
  6. 6. Why? – Academic aspects (cont.) “Mother tongue (language), together with mathematics is made compulsory for qualify for advanced level education in most of the countries.” Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 6
  7. 7. Why? – For professionals • Quality o Effective communication influence the quality of the product/service. • Satisfaction o The world see your professionalism not only through your product/service but how you communicate throughout. • Marketing o Important for business success. Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 7
  8. 8. Importance of English • Expand your thinking capacity o Another language to think imagine and argue • The great wealth of knowledge & information is in English • The business language of the world • Travel & work anywhere in the world • More opportunities for relationships, entertainment and enjoy your life Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 8
  9. 9. Not good reasons !!! • Use as a sword to suppress others • For mere boasting Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 9
  10. 10. The strategy (How?) Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 10
  11. 11. Things to remember • You learn and use English as a second/business language • English is just another tool to use, not an ornament to boast or weapon for envy ! Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 11
  12. 12. Strategy • Psychological & Sociological aspects • Expectation • Available resources • Plan Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 12
  13. 13. Tactics* • Grammar o No/less room for error o Learn like science/logic • Words o The tactical game • Usage patterns o Make you effective Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 13 * Details to be discussed in the class
  14. 14. The execution (Course) Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 14
  15. 15. Target Audience • Students completing their A/L & prepare for higher/professional education • Professionals who need to boost confidence in English & communication skills • Those who are planning to travel abroad for work/study and need fast revision & confidence booster Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 15
  16. 16. Structure 1. Introduction (Pre-game) 2. Grammar (Revision) 3. The word game 4. Top usages Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 16
  17. 17. Introduction (Pre-game) • Strategy • Tactics • Plan Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 17
  18. 18. Grammar (Revision) • Anatomy of Sentence • Nouns & Verbs • The Tenses • The Voices • Auxiliary verbs • Adjectives & Adverbs • Conjunctions • Prepositions Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 18
  19. 19. The word game • Strategies and commonly used words Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 19
  20. 20. Top usages • The day to day English usages • Effective academic/business report writing • Effective academic/business presentations & public speaking Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 20
  21. 21. Course details • Schedule Fridays (9.00 am – 12.00 am) • Starting date 02 nd October, 2015 • Course Fees Rs 15,000/= (Can be paid in two installments of Rs 7,500/= X 2) • Venue Aurora Computer Studies, Summerset College, # 88/2, 2nd Floor, BOC Building, High Level Road, Kirulapone, Colombo 06. • Course page http://auroracs.lk/english-for-academic-and-business-purposes Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 21
  22. 22. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle. Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 22
  23. 23. Thank You ! Presented by Nalaka Gamage Aurora Computer Studies (auoracs.lk) Aurora Computer Studies (www.auroracs.lk) 23

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