Credits: 2

Schedule: 14.04.2020 - 24.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Diane Pilkinton-Pihko

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Summer, I, II, III, IV, V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to:

- identify the influence of audience on presentation content, style and organisation

- create a presentation outline to ensure a clear organisation of contents, including an introduction, body, conclusion and transitional statements

- design effective presentation slides that reinforce the message of the presentation

- deliver a presentation on a topic related to their field of study in English

- analyse their strengths and development areas as presenters in English

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course applies a process approach to learning, in which students plan, prepare, practise and deliver an informative presentation on a topic from their own fields of study. Students start out by analysing their background and experiences as presenters and users of English in order to establish personal goals and areas of development. Students watch and analyse presentations in order to discuss elements of effective presentations. Students plan their talk for academic, non-expert audiences by creating an outline, including the introduction, body, and conclusion as well as transitions. Students familiarise themselves with principles of effective slide design and apply these to their own presentation. Students practise their presentation in small groups and give each other constructive feedback. Based on this process, they create a final version of the talk.

Working Life Skills: Knowledge of research and know-how in own field, Skills in a foreign language, Information retrieval skills, Oral communication, Self-awareness, Self-confidence, Lifelong learning skills, and Time management

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Assignments 60%

- Presentation (videoed) 40%

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

54 h (independent online study 46 - 52 h, and small group meetings 2 - 6 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided in MyCourses

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces LC-1116 (oral part), plus partially replaces Kie-98.1111, Kie-98.1114 and Kie-98.1115.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

B2 or higher

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is especially suited to students who are able to complete work independently within an online environment and a given framework of time.

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi. Students are considered for admission in order of highest number of credits.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Target group: This course is intended for students who have not completed the oral skills part of the foreign language requirement in English at Aalto University.

This course partly fulfills the university requirement for foreign language studies for oral skills only (2:3 cr).


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