Syllabus

Oral Presentation in English

Code
EN1108
Points
7.5 ECTS-credits
Level
First Cycle Level 1
Faculty
School of Humanities and Media Studies
Subject field
English (ENA)
Group of Subjects
English
Disciplinary Domain
Humanities, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
English1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
1G1N
Approved
Approved by the Faculty School of Humanities and Media Studies, 18 October 2013.
This syllabus is valid from 18 October 2013.
Revised
Revised, 20 December 2019.
Revision is valid from 20 December 2019.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course students will be able to

  • prepare in writing and orally deliver well-structured formal as well as informal presentations in English
  • show an awareness of the variety of linguistic registers (levels of language) within the English language and how they are used, that is, to be able to analyze different communication situations and to use the most suitable register
  • show an awareness of common problems in connection with oral presentations, and how these communication obstacles best can be avoided and prevented
  • analyse the target audience and to adapt the form and content of their presentation in order to achieve the intended result
  • communicate clearly in spoken English within their specific area of interest with both experts and laypersons
  • use a variety of visual resources in an efficient and purposeful way.

Course Content

The course covers both the theory of presenting and its practical application. It includes, for example, looking at common communication problems and how these can be prevented, socio-cultural aspects and how these can influence the communication, various linguistic registers, the writing of manuscripts and other types of preparations, as well as subjects such as presentation and delivery technique, coping with nerves, and the use of different types of visual aids. Common difficulties or problems with English pronunciation are also discussed. The theoretical parts are interwoven with practical applications in the form of a number of oral presentations, followed by self- and peer analyses.

Assessment

The course is examined through continuous assessment of active seminar participation as well as a number of oral presentations, including written manuscripts. It is obligatory to attend the scheduled seminars.

Forms of Study

Seminars and study groups are conducted in English to ensure continuous language proficiency training. There are also oral and written exercises. The seminars encourage open discussion of the theoretical texts as well as the participants’ presentations.

Grades

The Swedish grades A - F

Prerequisites

  • General entrance requirements and English B at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge.
  • No knowledge of Swedish is required.

Other Information

Replaces EN1046.