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.
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.
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.
The Swedish grades A - F
- General entrance requirements and English B at Swedish upper secondary school, or equivalent knowledge.
- No knowledge of Swedish is required.