This hands-on, practical one week course covers the language needed for presentations, talks and lectures, and deals with the delivery skills required in order to maximise the effectiveness of the presentations. It also introduces language for Academic Writing, focusing on vocabulary, grammar, formality, register, and style. Areas of Academic Writing tackled are Abstracts and Articles/Papers, with critical analysis of model abstracts.
Participants work up to a presentation delivery by the end of the week, with feedback on both language and performance.
Participants own writing skills are developed through feedback on their own writing, and a Language Clinic to tackle errors and develop a wider range of vocabulary and structures.
After registration, participants on this course programme will receive:
At the end of the course, you will:
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.
|Session One||Session Two||Session Three||Session Four|
Getting to Know You
ICT Tools for Language Translation
What makes a good presentation?
|Introductions to Presentations|
Language Frameworks (2)
|Individual Presentations Practice for Review|
|TUESDAY||Language Frameworks (2)|
Dealing with Questions
|Language for Academic Writing (1)||Preparation of content slides for presentations||Individual Presentations Practice for Review|
|WEDNESDAY||Language for Academic Writing (2)||Writing an Abstract|
Register, Formality etc
Critical analysis of model abstracts: Good/Bad?
|Language Clinic Review: Writing & Presentations||Individual Writing Practice for Review|
Formality, Register & Style, including the passive voice
|From Written to Verbal|
Differences between written language and spoken language
|Language for Academic Writing (3)||Individual Writing Practice for Review|
|FRIDAY||The use of visual aids and tables||Editing and proofreading||Individual presentations with feedback||Personal Development Action Plan|