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Pre-Sessional Courses: Academic Presentations

 

Academic Presentations: from preparation to delivery


The September pre-sessional academic presentations courses are aimed at first-year researchers wishing to stretch their presenting muscles, tackling areas from clear speech to body language to nerves, as well as touching on what goes into the preparation of a speech. 

All the courses are the same length and cover the same content. Some courses run over two weeks, four days a week. Others run over four weeks, two days a week. All but one are in the second part of the morning (11:00-12:30)

This year, 2020, because of the Covid-19 emergency, these courses will be virtual, so we will pay special attention to how to effectively present online.

 

English 701


Academic Presentations: from preparation to delivery

CEFR level: C1-C2

First-year researchers

Time & Place


3 - 29 September

  • Monday 11:00-12:30
  • Thursday 11:00-12:30

12 hours

Online 

Instructor


Benjamin Carver

 

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • know how to prepare an effective academic presentation

  • be able to explain their research more clearly to a interdisciplinary audience

  • have a greater awareness of how to deliver an academic presentation, verbally, vocally and visually

  • be more confident in speaking before an audience

  • have enhanced their 'presentation vocabulary'  

  • be able to participate more confidently in seminar and conference settings

  • know how to moderate questions and interventions in seminar and conference settings

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit

 

The course includes work on the following:

  • structure of presentation

  • confidence building

  • use of voice

  • use of gesture

  • body language

  • visual aids

  • managing the post-presentation discussion

  • language appropriate to academic presentations

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • video-clips

  • discussions

  • controlled exercises (vocal, verbal, and visual)

  • mini-presentations

  • self, peer, and expert observation

  • reflective activities

  

At the end of the course you will give a presentation of some aspect of your research to the class.

 


 

English 702


Academic Presentations: from preparation to delivery

CEFR level: C1-C2

First-year researchers

Time & Place


3 - 15 September

  • Monday, Tuesday 11:00-12:30
  • Thursday, Friday 11:00-12:30

12 hours

Online

Instructor


tbc

 

 

 

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Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • know how to prepare an effective academic presentation

  • be able to explain their research more clearly to a interdisciplinary audience

  • have a greater awareness of how to deliver an academic presentation, verbally, vocally and visually

  • be more confident in speaking before an audience  

  • know how to moderate questions and interventions in seminar and conference settings

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit

 

The course includes work on the following:

  • structure of presentation

  • confidence building

  • use of voice

  • use of gesture

  • body language

  • visual aids

  • managing the post-presentation discussion

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above.  

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • video-clips

  • discussions

  • controlled exercises (vocal, verbal, and visual)

  • mini-presentations

  • self, peer, and expert observation

  • reflective activities

  

At the end of the course you will give a presentation of some aspect of your research to the class.

 



 

English 703


Academic Presentations: from preparation to delivery

CEFR level: C1-C2

First-year researchers

Time & Place


3 - 15 September

  • Monday, Tuesday 9:00-10:30
  • Thursday, Friday 9:00-10:30

12 hours

Online

Instructor


tbc

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • know how to prepare an effective academic presentation

  • be able to explain their research more clearly to an audience of legal scholars from varying fields

  • have a greater awareness of how to deliver an academic presentation, verbally, vocally and visually

  • be more confident in speaking before an audience  

  • know how to moderate questions and interventions in seminar and conference settings

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit

 

The course includes work on the following:

  • structure of presentation

  • confidence building

  • use of voice

  • use of gesture

  • body language

  • visual aids

  • managing the post-presentation discussion

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • video-clips

  • discussions

  • controlled exercises (vocal, verbal, and visual)

  • mini-presentations

  • self, peer, and expert observation

  • reflective activities

 

At the end of the course you will give a presentation of some aspect of your research to the class.

 



 

English 704


Academic Presentations: from preparation to delivery

CEFR level: C1-C2

First-year researchers

Time & Place


17 - 29 September

  • Monday, Tuesday 9:00-10:30
  • Thursday, Friday 9:00-10:30

12 hours

Online

Instructor


tbc

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • know how to prepare an effective academic presentation

  • be able to explain their research more clearly to a interdisciplinary audience

  • have a greater awareness of how to deliver an academic presentation, verbally, vocally and visually

  • be more confident in speaking before an audience  

  • know how to moderate questions and interventions in seminar and conference settings

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit

 

The course includes work on the following:

  • structure of presentation

  • confidence building

  • use of voice

  • use of gesture

  • body language

  • visual aids

  • managing the post-presentation discussion

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • video-clips

  • discussions

  • controlled exercises (vocal, verbal, and visual)

  • mini-presentations

  • self, peer, and expert observation

  • reflective activities

 

At the end of the course you will give a presentation of some aspect of your research to the class.

 

    


 

English 705


Academic Presentations: from preparation to delivery

CEFR C1-C2

First-year researchers

Time & Place


3 - 28 September

  • Monday 11:00-12:30
  • Thursday 11:00-12:30

12 hours

Online

Instructor


Fergal Treanor

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • know how to prepare an effective academic presentation

  • be able to explain their research more clearly to an audience of legal scholars from varying fields

  • have a greater awareness of how to deliver an academic presentation, verbally, vocally and visually

  • be more confident in speaking before an audience  

  • know how to moderate questions and interventions in seminar and conference settings

Course contents

 

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit
 

 

The course includes work on the following:

  • structure of presentation

  • confidence building

  • use of voice

  • use of gesture

  • body language

  • visual aids

  • managing the post-presentation discussion

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • video-clips

  • discussions

  • controlled exercises (vocal, verbal, and visual)

  • mini-presentations

  • self, peer, and expert observation

  • reflective activities

At the end of the course you will give a presentation of some aspect of your research to the class.
 

 

 

 

 

English 706


Academic Presentations: from preparation to delivery

CEFR C1-C2

First-year researchers

Time & Place


4 - 29 September

  • Tuesday 11:00-12:30
  • Friday 11:00-12:30

12 hours

Online

Instructor


Fergal Treanor

 

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will

  • know how to prepare an effective academic presentation

  • be able to explain their research more clearly to an audience of legal scholars from varying fields

  • have a greater awareness of how to deliver an academic presentation, verbally, vocally and visually

  • be more confident in speaking before an audience  

  • know how to moderate questions and interventions in seminar and conference settings

Course contents

Course materials are provided by the EUI English Unit

 

The course includes work on the following:

  • structure of presentation

  • confidence building

  • use of voice

  • use of gesture

  • body language

  • visual aids

  • managing the post-presentation discussion

The instructor will analyse the class needs at the beginning of the course and will accordingly give more or less weight to the various areas above. 

Learning methods and activities

Activities in and out of class include:

  • video-clips

  • discussions

  • controlled exercises (vocal, verbal, and visual)

  • mini-presentations

  • self, peer, and expert observation

  • reflective activities

At the end of the course you will give a presentation of some aspect of your research to the class.
 

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