EAP toolkit listening and note-taking
The EAP toolkit is a series of fun, simple and short activities aimed at improving very specific aspects of academic English. It is housed on Moodle and you will be required to enter your RHUL username and password. This section focuses on how to increase your presentation and lecture comprehension, as well as taking effective notes. It includes activities such as Using clues to understand lectures, Listening to complex descriptions, Listening for key points in a science lecture and Recording data.
Monash listening skills
This is a learning support website hosted by Monash University. This section focuses on improving your academic listening skills, and asks the questions: Why go to a lecture? and What to do if you miss a lecture? It also has a section on lecturing styles. It then offers tips on what to do before, during and after a lecture, and on the best note-taking strategies.
This is a very popular website containing high-quality lectures (Ted Talks) delivered by specialists on a great variety of subjects, mostly academic ones. They also vary greatly in length, but often contain transcripts and biographical information about the speaker. A good way to get exposure to a variety of accents.
Imperial College Lectures
This is a series of recorded scientific lectures given at Imperial College in London. They usually last 50 minutes.
Preparing for Success: Listening to lectures
This website was designed to prepare international students for academic study in the UK. It contains a variety of user-friendly, short activities designed to help you with different aspects of student life in the UK, but also activities to help you to study more effectively. This section contains two activities: Comparing lectures and Listening for clues to help you understand a lecture.