Presenting in English

Titel: Presenting in English
Dozent(in): Alisa Kasle-Henke (M.A.)
Termin: Blockveranstaltung: Fri. 18.06: 14.00-17.00; Sa. 19.06: 9.30-17.15 Uhr / Fri. 02.07: 14.00-17.00; Sa. 03.07: 9.30-17.15 Uhr
Gebäude/Raum: 4098
Anmeldung: Anmeldung per Mail:


Professional and convincing presentations are a key to success in many fields. International academic conferences require that academic professionals are able to deliver their presentations to an international audience in English — comfortably and convincingly. In order to meet this challenge, they have to master not only the linguistic aspects of presenting in English but also pay attention to the cross-cultural differences in presentation styles.

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

Course objectives

In our 5 day intensive training you will:

  • Understand the elements of winning presentations
  • Learn and practice relevant English phrases and expressions for presentations
  • Develop an awareness of cross-cultural differences in presentation styles
  • Train and enhance your presentation skills in English
  • Learn how to visualize your presentation with the use of PowerPoint for international audiences
  • Become aware of your strengths in presenting and raise your comfort level when presenting in English


This course is entirely in English and taught by a native speaker. The discussions and lectures are lively and interactive. This is a chance to learn the important phrases needed to present in English, while paying attention to the appropriate form, style, and visualization for an appealing and effective presentation in English.


• Planning and Preparation

– Catching the audience’s attention

– Effective Openings

– Understanding presentation styles

• Structure and Development

– Models of structure for English presentations

– Checklist for openings and conclusions

• Rhetorical Devices and Body Language

– Applying rhetorical and stylistic devices in English

• Dealing with an Audience

– Understanding international audience expectations

– Establishing rapport

– Handling questions

• Use of Media

– Frequent PowerPoint mistakes

– Tips for PowerPoint and body language

– Creating “visual” slides in English

– Understanding cross-cultural differences in the use of visual aids

Vorkenntnis für die Lehrveranstaltung:

This training is suited to graduate students who plan on attending international conferences and who would like to enhance their presentation skills in English. In this five day course we will interactively work on presentations and improve your style, form and confidence when presenting in English.

weitere Informationen zu der Lehrveranstaltung:

empfohlenes Studiensemester der Lehrveranstaltung: für alle Semester
Fachrichtung Lehrveranstaltung: GGS
Beginn der Lehrveranstaltung: Einführung: 20.05., 18.00-19.30 Uhr
Dauer der Lehrveranstaltung: keine Angabe
Typ der Lehrveranstaltung: Ü - Übung
Lehrveranstaltung ist fakultätsübergreifend: Ja
Semester: SS 2010