Advanced Academic English: Presentation Skills in English

Cluster

Communication Skills

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools

Level

Advanced knowledge of English. The language itself should not form a hurdle when presenting. The module "English Proficiency For Presentations" can act as a linguistic preparation to this course if necessary.

Objective

Participants learn how to hold a well-structured presentation which will be tailored to and leave an impression on its target audience.

Content

This module of the Conference Skills trajectory investigates the necessary skills for a successful academic presentation. It tackles the following topics:

  • Preparing a presentation: pitching your project + tailoring your talk to the intended audience
  • Structuring a presentation: guidelines for a proper introduction, body and conclusion
  • Delivering a presentation: focus on vocal control and body language

Authentic footage is used to trigger class discussions. These will lead to guidelines which are implemented in interactive presentation tasks.


Placement test: No

Time schedule & Venue

Course code

Dates     (1 course = 4 x 3 hours) Time

Teaching room/Venue

PREE-1920-01

on following dates:

Thursday 3 + 10 + 17 + 24 October 2019

 

from 13h30 - 16h30

 

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

PREE-1920-02

Tuesday 19 + 26 November + 3 + 10 December 2019

from 13h00 - 16h00

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

 

Note: Please bring your own 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'.

Register by following this link: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/PREE  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.

Registration fee

Free of charge for the members of the Doctoral Schools.

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

During the final class, the participants hold a short presentation on their research topic for an educated lay audience. They will be evaluated with a specific focus on structure and delivery of their presentation. This course counts as 1 transferable skills training in the cluster Communication skills.