Questions in Lectures
The aim of this lesson is to raise learners’ awareness of different lecturer styles used at universities in Australia. The video shows different students’ experiences asking questions in lectures and different lecturer’s expectations of when and how students should ask questions in lectures. There is a comprehension quiz, vocabulary exercise and transcript. This course covers CEFR B1+ competencies in terms of listening comprehension: “Understanding straightforward information about study or work related topics, identifying both general messages and specific details, provided people speak clearly in a familiar accent” (CEFR 2008).
Darren is the eLearning and Multimedia Co-ordinator for English Language Programs (ELP) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Darren has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics, specialising in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). Darren worked with Rena Frohman, a Language and Learning Advisor from QUT International Student Services and Helen Jones, a QUT Student Welfare Officer (now retired), to write the scripts for the Cultural Bridge videos on the MOOEC, conduct student feedback, and arrange video production and post-production in association with QUT eLearning Services. Darren also designed the quizzes and reflections.