Conference skills: English Proficiency for presentations (=module)

Content information

Starting level: Advanced knowledge of English

The course is aimed at improving the (language) skills needed for oral presentations at conferences or other academic meetings. How can you express yourself fluently and accurately during a presentation?

This course focuses on correct language use in academic presentations. It includes presentation tasks such as introducing yourself as a researcher, explaining a key term from your field, and describing a visual, such as a graph or a chart. 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 subject-verb agreement.

Placement test: No

Evaluation and testing: The students give a short presentation about a topic assigned by the teacher. The course may count toward doctoral schooling (2 credits).

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PROP

Programme: VTO

Course fees

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Useful info

Special information:

  • Doctoral students who are affiliated with the Doctoral Schools can only enter via the Doctoral Schools Support Unit (
  • This course is a module of Advanced Academic English - Conference skills

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Belongs to the series: Advanced Academic English: conference skills (continuous training)


Number of tuition hours: 12

Nr. of hours per week: 4 X 3

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: -Doctoral Schools UGent