Lectures Tagged with: Practice

How To Write A Good Cover Letter

In this lecture, we start to get more specific about what a cover letter, its purpose and its elements. We explore the characteristics of a good cover letter and a bad cover letter in more detail. In particular, students are given sample cover letters and are asked to study them in groups. Then, the students describe each of the cover letters and categorize their characteristics into things that should be included in a cover letter and things that one should not include. The purpose is to give the students tools to be able to constructively criticize their own cover letters and improve them.

How Not To Write Your Objective Statement

In this lecture, we discuss the objective statement category, which is the very first category that often follows personal information in a CV. In particular, students are presented with different samples of good and bad objective statements and are encouraged to conclude the characteristics of a good and a bad objective statement. In doing so, we highlight the elements that need to feature in a good objective statement and we discuss some of the most frequent mistakes that people make in their objective statements

Having A Debate

This lecture provides the students the chance to state their opinions on several topics specified by the teacher in a competitive activity. The students share their ideas through group work, and they need to use the debating language that was indicated in the previous lecture. In the other part of the lecture the students prepare their groups to form a real debatable situation, in which they are divided into a with and against team to debate in front of their classmates.At the end of the lecture, feedback is given to the students regarding their language use.