Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) by University of London International Programmes

Life Skill Programme

English Language support, Presentation skill, Public Relations, ICT for Employability

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Life Skills Programme


Objectives
» To improve the skills of the local youth with a particular focus on employability
» To provide students with a range of stimulating and challenging programmes and courses which will enable them to develop their knowledge and skills
» To develop an effective learning environment to support the local unemployed youth to help them to promote knowledge transfer and increase employability.




English Language support

What support classes do we offer?
During the teaching session, the ECL Language Centre provides a range of English language courses to help meet the language support needs of the local job seekers. These classes are free of charge to current ECL students.

» academic writing
» academic speaking and listening
» grammar
» pronunciation

English Language Support is designed for all students, not just speakers of English as a second or foreign language. Many native English speakers also benefit from the programmes that we offer.

English Language Support can help in particular if you:

» are preparing yourself for a job interview
» feel you need language improvement to help you become more confident
» have language difficulties which might affect your academic performance
» wish to improve your study skills
» need to practice essay writing or technical report writing
» are preparing to write a thesis
» have never studied in the United Kingdom before.

Course Content
By the end of the course, successful students should be better able to:
» deliver a short presentation.
» select a topic and develop a statement;
» read more effectively by using multiple reading strategies for different purposes (prediction, skimming, scanning);
» critically analyse texts for meaning and inference;
» take effective notes from written sources;
» take effective notes from lectures;
» use an appropriate style and level of formality in writing;
» research effectively;
» use correct referencing conventions when using information from source materials;
» compile a bibliography/reference list;
» exploit sources (summarising, quoting, paraphrasing);
» analyse assignment/essay titles;
» demonstrate an ability to plan and write a literature review;
» use appropriate strategies for revising, editing and proof reading;
» function within a variety of speaking situations in an academic context, including seminar discussions and tutorials;

All materials will be provided 24 hours prior to the formal lecture. ECL's current students are expected to attend a lecture given by the ECL academic staff in order to practice their listening and note-taking skills. Students will also be given training on how to use the library, internet and electronic resources effectively for their studies.





Presentation skill
The course content is divided into modules that thoroughly cover Delivery, Presentation of Content, Presentation Design, handling Questions and Answers, and finally the proper use of Humour.

As part of the Presentation Design module, participants will be able to:

» Realise the importance of proper delivery of visual information
» Understand how the brain processes visual input
» Comprehend simplifying -- how Less is More
» Gain control of audience attention through layout and timing
» Discover 10 techniques to guarantee that presenter and audience are in sync.

Question and Answer
In this section, the students will learn:
» How to elicit questions and properly address the query
» How to interpret the question
» How to neutralize negative questions
» How to deliver and format the answers to the entire group
» How to make the answer relevant to the content of the original presentation
» How to deal with unexpected contingencies.

Teaching Methodology
There are no prerequisites. Our "benchmarking" technique allows participants to capitalise on their best traits and redirect old habits for positive results. Regardless of abilities, all learn the specific techniques necessary to drive their message home and make their next presentation a memorable experience for all. The Methodology is divided according to three themes:
1) Self-Realisation
2) Participation
3) Process Improvement

Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course participants will know how to:
» Feel confident to present before an audience
» Use eye contact, gestures, and body language for maximum effect
» Develop and organize a presentation for any audience and any event
» Design visuals to enhance both the presenter’s message and performance
» Deliver visual information in a way that keeps the audience in sync
» Handle tough questions
» Master memorization techniques
» Use humor effectively

How the participants will benefit

Delivery
In learning the skills to present ideas before a group in a persuasive fashion, participants both gain confidence in themselves, and better forward the organization’s mission. Participants gain self-realization through overcoming their fear of public speaking.Participants become better all-around communicators.

Content
Students will be gaining skills to develop presentations that will both inspire and persuade. Apart from enhancing their presentation skills this course will help improve participants' business writing, organizational skills, report generation, and knowledge transfer.

Presentation Visuals
Participants gain an understanding of how simplifying ideas can increase comprehension, how new concepts need to be introduced in elementary form, and how these precepts apply to all aspects of their jobs.

Q & A
Participants learn the art of listening, and through listening, an appreciation of the diversity of learning styles. Cooperation and understanding between co-workers is enhanced as participants discover others’ points of view. Participants learn how to develop positive responses to potentially negative situations.


Assessment
At the end of the course the learners will be assessed through 3-5 oral presentation session, Divided into persuasiveness, response to intervention, eye contact and body language.






ICT for Employability

The course ICT for Employability is designed to help students to learn about computers and the internet. Also, the programme can lead students to a journey from absolute beginners to confident IT users, or they can participate according to the subjects they are interested in and how much experience they have.

Developing computer or information technology (IT) skills can help them access a range of resources and services, such as online banking or shopping, besides opening up potential new careers. If students want to progress to further learning, getting to grips with computers and the internet can also help them save time and give an access to lots of free online resources for many purposes.

The basic ICT programme will cover the following areas:
1) MS Word
2) MS Excel
3) MS Database
4) MS Access
5) MS Publisher

Courses are available for those who have never used a computer to students who want to brush up their skills or to learn a new skill on a different programme. We teach all levels from beginner to advanced skills on all of the above. Please note that the courses are often called IT or ICT (Information and Communications Technology). Students can also choose specific courses on the topics below:

1) Basic concepts of IT
2) Using the computer and managing files
3) Word processing
4) Spreadsheets
5) Databases
6) Presentations
7) Internet and email


Assessment
At the end of the course the learners will be assessed through 2-3 practical session and 1 exam.