Academic Listening materials were developed for the pre-sessional course at the ELC, University of Exeter for independent learning activities in August/September 2003. They run on WebCT and include 10 mini-lectures expanding the materials originally developed as the Talking Academics project. Besides, seven 1-hour lectures were recorded and some additional materials made available to students for more listening practice.
Take-up among students was very positive, and discussions are under way to consider how these materials can be of further use both to students in Exeter and in Graz if some agreement on compensation for the time and effort invested can be found. Watch this space for developments.