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Academic Communication

Speaking skills for international students

Learning Outcomes

If you work through this section you should be able to:

  • Understand why it is essential to have good speaking skills.
  • Recognise techniques useful for participating in group discussions.
  • Identify some useful phrases that you can use when participating in discussions.
  • Understand that cultural differences can affect the way you speak.

Reflection sheet

This downloadable reflection sheet can be used to help you reflect on your learning. It can also be used as evidence of learning and included in your portfolio or PDP (Personal Development Plan).

Reflection sheet document

If you would like to use the reflection sheet, complete the first page now. When you have finished working through this section complete the second page.

Further resources about how to reflect on your learning are available in the Reflection theme.