Advanced Academic English: Effective Slides

Cluster

Communication Skills

Target group

Members of the Doctoral Schools

Level

Participants should have an advanced knowledge of English so the language will not form a hurdle within this workshop. They should already have some experience with designing academic slides as they will have to bring own material to the second class.

Objective

The students learn how to make appealing slides and well-structured slideshows that make academic presentations more dynamic and the take-home message more memorable.

Content

Authentic examples from a broad range of disciplines, including the participants' own material, will be used to discuss various aspects of slide design, such as:

  • how to edit your content to fit this visual medium
  • how to support your main message
  • how to find the right balance between text and images
  • which colour scheme, titles, animations and figures to use
  • how to properly structure a slideshow

Analysis and comparison of examples will lead to deducing practical guidelines that will be implemented in productive exercises. Participants will receive both peer and teacher feedback to their slides.

This course does not offer an initiation to the use of PowerPoint or other programs, but gives insights into the practical implementation of the participants' (basic) knowledge of the software they use.


Placement test: No

Time schedule & Venue

Course code

Dates 1st semester 2018-2019    (1 course = 2*3 hrs)

Time

Teaching room/Venue

SLID-1819-01

(Thursday) 22 + 29 November 2018

from 13:00 - 15:00

Veyrac 2, UCT, University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent

SLID-1819-02

(Wednesday) 5 + 12 December 2018

from 13:00 - 15:00

Veyrac 2, UCT, University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent

 

Dates 2nd semester 2018-2019    (1 course = 2*3 hrs)

 

 

SLID-1819-03

(Thursday) 16 + 23 May 2019

from 14:00 - 17:00

Veyrac 1, UCT, University Language Center, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136, Gent

SLID-1819-04

(Monday) 20 May + 3 June 2019

from 13:00 - 16:00

Veyrac 1, UCT, 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/effectiveslidedesign

If the course is fully booked, you can register on the waiting list: https://webappsx.ugent.be/eventManager/events/waitinglislidedesign

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/group

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

After the final session, participants are asked to send in an academic slideshow.  This course counts as 1 transferable skills training cluster Communication skills.