FEKT-MPC-PZDAcad. year: 2020/2021
The course is focused on key skills and language needed to give impressive presentations in English, which are required both in the academic setting and in companies. The course covers individual stages from planning to delivering a presentation and handling questions successfully. Both theoretical and practical aspects are included. Students are provided with advice for giving presentations. They discuss theoretical aspects of the core structure of a presentation, become acquainted with signposting language, and consequently they have an opportunity to put the acquired skills and language that they have learned into practice. Marginally, the course also offers an insight into formal correspondence, the issue of applying for a job and the job interview. Throughout the course students deepen their knowledge of the English language.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
LEARNING OUTCOMES OT THE COURSE UNIT:
On completion of the course students will have mastered their presentations skills and they will have improved their skill of communication and listening comprehension in English.
- be able to plan, structure and deliver their presentations
- have mastered signposting language necessary for their presentations
- be familiar with techniques that bring presentations alive
- be able to handle questions with confidence, clarify meaning, soften disagreements
- be prepared for a job interview
- be able to write a formal letter
Students who enrol on this course should have a command of English as defined by B2 level according to the CEFR standard (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
HLAVIČKOVÁ, Zuzana. Angličtina Business English: Osobní a písemná komunikace, telefonování, porady, vyjednávání, prezentace. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2015. 160 s. ISBN 978-80-247-5611-0. (EN)
“Monthly Speaking Tips.” LJL Seminars. http://www.ljlseminars.com/monthtip.htm (EN)
HUGHES, John; MALLET, Andrew. Successful Presentations. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. DVD and Student’s Book Pack, 71 p. ISBN 978-0-19-476835-1. (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS:
Teaching methods include seminars.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA LINKED TO LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students must fulfil the tasks assigned throughout the course and pass the final test in order to obtain the classified credit.
The number and types of tasks (particularly presentations) and the way of their delivery will be specified by the teacher at the beginning of the course.
If a student has not fulfilled a minimum of 80 % of all required tasks, he/she will not obtain the classified credit.
The tasks and the final test are based on the material discussed throughout the course.
Students must earn a minimum of 50 % of the total points in order to pass the subject of MPC-PZD.
Language of instruction
1) Introduction to the course, introducing oneself, a company or an institution
2) Theoretical aspects of preparing and practising presentations
3) Structuring a presentation
4) Introducing a presentation
5) Signposting language in delivering a message
6) Using visual aids
7) Bringing a presentation alive
8) Concluding a presentation
9) Handling questions
10) Formal correspondence
11) Applying for a job
12) Revision of presentation strategies, individual presentations
13) Semester test
The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and opportunities for their mastering presentation skills in English both in theoretical and practical terms.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
SPECIFICATION OF CONTROLLED EDUCATION, WAY OF IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPENSATION FOR ABSENCES:
The seminars are compulsory. Missed lessons will be handled individually by the teacher and compensated by the student according to the teacher’s instructions.
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme MPC-KAM Master's, 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory