Academic presentations and lectures in English

What is the course about?

This one-week mini-group course is aimed at academics in research and lecturing, professors and lecturers who would like to improve their English for courses and participation in international conferences. This practice-oriented course focuses on the English language and communication skills needed to deliver better and more efficient lectures and courses in English for international students and / or conference participants.

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is aimed at professors, researchers, and lecturers at University level.

After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:

  1. a pre-course questionnaire which will enable trainers to learn about the participants’ backgrounds
  2. information about the Europass Mobility Certificate
  3. a recommended reading list to prepare participants for various aspects of the course
  4. information about York to prepare teachers for their cultural experience.

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Practice techniques for effectively designing lectures and presentations
  • Improve oral English skills, self-confidence and linguistic security in English lectures and courses
  • Improvement of lecture rhetorics through feedback
  • Development of a better understanding of various learning styles and how to handle them efficiently in communication
  • Improving communicative skills for successful intercultural communication, including building relationships, influencing and building trust

The course ends with an evaluation session, where teachers are asked to reflect upon the value of the knowledge gained on the course. They are also encouraged in this session to create a Personal Development Action Plan, and select activities which they would like to try out in their own classes. They are invited to join the York Associates Community, which allows networking and contact with the trainers and fellow colleagues, and with participants from other courses.

If you are from a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you will need a visa. Students from certain countries do not need to apply for a visa before arriving in the UK. You can check if you need to apply for a visa on the UK Visas and Immigration website.

In the unlikely event of a course not recruiting sufficient numbers you would be offered an alternative.

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Start date(s)
  • March 8th 2021
  • September 6th 2021
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Min. age
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Course materials
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Is Erasmus+ funding available?
650, 5 hours' individual training 200
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