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. Pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar are practised in an academic context. The course includes elements such as the introduction of speakers, the description and explanation of objects, processes and visual information as well as linguistic structures. More specifically, the course demonstrates and discusses common pitfalls, such as tense use, adjective and adverb use, relative clauses and conditionals.

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