Engineering Language Unit

English Speaking Skills 2: Giving presentations in English (Nonnative Postdoc, PhD and MPhil by Research Engineering ONLY)

Provided by: ELU

Thu 25 Apr, Thu 2 May, ... Thu 6 Jun 2013  –  Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room


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Description: This course is intended for non-native speakers who wish to improve their skills in giving presentations in English.

Target audience:

  • Non-Native Postdocs, PhD and MPhil by Research students from the Department of Engineering
  • Further details regarding Engineering Language Unit's eligibility criteria are available

Duration: Seven sessions of two hours

Sessions:

Number of sessions: 7

Date Time Venue Trainer
Thu 25 Apr 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 2 May 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 9 May 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 16 May 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 23 May 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 30 May 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds
Thu 6 Jun 11:15 - 13:15 Department of Engineering, Language Unit Meeting Room Sheila Dodds

Format: Class work and individual study

Frequency: Yearly

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be Non-native speakers

Aims: To provide opportunities for you to practise the language needed to give effective presentations in English. The course will help you to build your confidence by providing opportunities for you to give short presentations to the rest of the group.

Topics covered:

  • Common areas of difficulty for non-native speakers
  • Pronunciation, particularly focusing on field specific terms
  • Vocabulary for effective presentations
  • Cultural differences in presentation styles
  • The language of question and answer sessions and seminars

Syallabus: Course syllabus is available

Related courses:

Theme: English