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Mock Job Interviews and the Teaching of Oral Skills

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/01/1993
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number1
Volume17
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)73-78
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

In providing an example of how the teaching of oral skills can be integrated into a seminar Programme through the format of a mock job interview, a distinction is made between presentational and interrogative oral skills. The former has typically dominated initiatives to improve oral skills training. However, viva voce and job interviews make heavy demands on interrogative skills, suggesting the need to give some experience of such pressurised circumstances within teaching programmes. Running mock job interviews for posts related to the content of particular courses can provide a novel and effective means of integrating skills training with course objectives.