English: Presentation and Discussion in Academic and Professional Settings

Presenting fluently and correctly and engaging in discussions with demanding audiences are indispensable skills in academic and professional life. For this course, participants bring along their own concept and/or data and develop a presentation along with visual support materials (e.g. handouts and presentation slides). They train various aspects of oral delivery (pronunciation, intonation, holding the audience’s attention, visualizing ideas) and interaction during the discussion (improvising and dealing with challenging questions).

This course is for Master and PhD students as well as staff who already have a concept and/or data and who are preparing to deliver a presentation.

There will be no class on 31 October.

Further information:
Course level:
B2/C1 [more]
Stephan Meyer [more]
Tuesday, 18h00-19h30
Course period:
10.10.2017 - 19.12.2017 (Herbstsemester 2017)
Credit points:
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Certificate of attendance:
In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum two times.
± 90 minutes / week
Course materials:
Materials will be made available by the lecturer.
Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.
Course fee:
CHF 240 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for students and PhD candidates)
CHF 480 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for University employees)
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 09.10.2017
If you have not completed a preceding course, an oral placement interview has to be arranged with the lecturer via email prior to the first lesson of the course.
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
Registration no longer possible
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