The Language Centre (TLC) recently conducted a successful ESP (English for Specific Purposes) course for the Master’s students of The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. This course ‘Enhancing Language Skills for Academic Success’ was tailor-made to suit the needs of the students who intended to polish their academic reading and writing and presentation skills.
The intensive course of 60 credit hours was spread over 2 weeks beginning from 14th June till 28th June, 2021, with a blended learning model i.e. face-to-face and online components. Throughout the course, students were exposed to a variety of interactive classroom strategies focusing particularly on reading and writing activities. Students appreciated the customized training program, especially the interactive sessions that targeted their integrated skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
It was evident that they enjoyed the learner-centered and interactive classes where tutors gave them immediate feedback on their work. The engagement of tutors with students and timely feedback made this course effective and interesting for them. In their testimonials, the students appreciated the extraordinary support from the tutors and highly recommended this course for postgraduate students as well as faculty or anyone interested in enhancing their academic skills.