Advanced Academic English: English Proficiency for Presentations

Cluster

Communication Skills

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools

Level

Participants are relatively fluent in English, but still encounter frequent linguistic difficulties to accurately and effectively communicate academic content.  

Objective

The course is aimed at improving the language skills needed for oral presentations at conferences or other academic meetings. Participants will learn how to present their research topic more fluently, clearly and accurately.

Content

This course focuses on correct language use in academic presentations. It includes presentation tasks such as introduction of speakers and descriptions or explanations of objects, processes & figures. These academic assignments will be used to tackle topics such as pronunciation control, academic vocabulary expansion and grammatical accuracy. In the latter category, the course practices and discusses common pitfalls such as tense use, adjective versus adverb use, relative clauses and conditionals.
Placement test: No

Time schedule & Venue

Course code Dates     (1 course = 4 x 3 hrs)
Time
Teaching room/Venue
PROP-1920-01

on following dates:

Fridays 22 + 29 November +

6 + 13 December 2019

 

from 9:00 - 12:00

 

Room Veyrac 8 (3rd fl), University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent

PROP-1920-01

on following dates:

Wednesdays 4 + 11 + 18 + 25 March 2020

 

from 9:00 - 12:00

 

Room Veyrac 8 (3rd fl), University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent

 

Note: Please bring your own coffee/refreshments. The Doctoral Schools don’t provide these unless mentioned otherwise.

Registration procedure

You can not register for this course if you have already followed the course 'Advanced Academic English: Conference Skills'.

Please register here: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/prop  
Your subscription will be confirmed by separate e-mail from the Doctoral Schools. If the course is fully booked, you can request by e-mail to to be added to the waiting list. Please mention your ID student nr
Please read the cancellation policy: cancellationpolicycourses

Registration fee

Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools. The no show policy applies: no-show policy UGent

Language

English

Number of participants

20

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

During the final session, the students hold a short presentation about their research topic fit for an educated lay audience. They will be evaluated with a specific focus on linguistic features. This course counts as 1 transferable skills training in the cluster Communication skills.