The aim of this course is to prepare students for giving presentations in
English in their area of academic or technical speciality. Each of the
components of a presentation will be analysed and practised, to give
students the skills necessary to make a successful presentation. The main
components to be studied are: Delivery, Structure / Organisation, Content,
Visual Aids, Listening / Note-taking and Q and A Sessions. Particular
emphasis will be placed on effective delivery skills (voice and body
language) and the organisation of content in English presentations.
Students will be expected to research the content of their presentations
outside of class, in consultation with their academic advisor. However,
the English language skills necessary to communicate this content
effectively will be studied in class.