Conference skills: Presentation Skills in English (=module)

Content information

Starting level:
Advanced knowledge of English

This course is aimed at improving the presentation skills for academic conferences in English.

Content: This module of the Conference Skills trajectory investigates the basic skills for a successful academic presentation. The course starts by analyzing the main structure and evaluating alternative eye-catchers. Afterwards, it discusses proper body language and voice use. At the end, tips and tricks for a well-executed question round are provided. In the final session, the students give a miniature presentation on which they receive feedback from both their peers and their lecturer.

Placement test: No

Evaluation and testing:
The students give a short presentation. The course may count toward doctoral schooling (2 credits).

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PREE

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