It’s time for Academic Listening - a series for students at English-speaking universities.
Imagine: today is the first day of your uni life … How do you feel? Excited and confident? Or maybe a little anxious? How do you think you’ll cope? And how can you make the learning experience easier? For an insight, join Susan Fearn and members of the World Service class of 2001.
Susan: Well, if you think you might have problems, don’t worry. You’re not alone.
Angelica: Entering into the English speaking educational system for me was quite a change - the main problem was understanding lectures - academic English is quite high level of speaking therefore the first was to become familiar with the listening understanding.
Constant: I think the pronunciation of English people is not the same as I learned at school - I come from Ivory Coast, it's in West Africa - the teacher in my country had a French accent - the teacher of English - and it's not the same accent here, so I think the pronunciation, the accent is quite different ...