24 Mar Prof. Tony Lynch – The Importance of Listening to International Learners
Professor Tony Lynch, Particular Chair of Pupil Studying (English for Educational Purposes), introduced his inaugural lecture entitled “The Importance of Listening to International Learners”.
The title is deliberately ambiguous. It refers to begin with to the importance for intercontinental learners of acquiring ample comprehension of spoken English and it also alludes to the importance for the University of getting account of intercontinental students’ perceptions of finding out at Edinburgh.
In the lecture, Prof Lynch addresses equally these troubles. In the very first element he attracts on his research into the experience of 2nd language listeners, in purchase to outline the processes fundamental comprehension, the issues probable to occur, and possible alternatives to people problems.
In the 2nd element he examine postgraduates’ responses to an ELTC (English Language Teaching Centre) study on linguistic and cultural facets of finding out at Edinburgh. He argues that reasonably minimal adjustments by and for intercontinental learners would enable easy their route to academic achievements.
Recorded on Wednesday sixteen Could 2012 at the Auditorium lecture theatre, Organization School, The University of Edinburgh.