Credits: 1

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 18.10.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Nanna Qvist, Anya Siddiqi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I, II, III, IV

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 organization
- create a speech outline to ensure a clear organisation of contents, including an introduction, body, conclusion and transitional statements
- deliver an elevator pitch 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 a persuasive type of presentation, an elevator pitch, on a topic from their own field of study. Students begin by analysing their background and experiences as presenters and users of English in order to establish personal goals and areas of development. They also watch and analyse elevator pitches in order to apply elements of effective presenting to pitching. This is done by creating an outline, including the introduction, body, and conclusion as well as transitions. The talk is aimed This course applies a process approach to learning, in which students plan, prepare, practise and deliver a persuasive type of presentation, an elevator pitch, on a topic from their own field of study. Students begin by analysing their background and experiences as presenters and users of English in order to establish personal goals and areas of development. They also watch and analyse elevator pitches in order to apply elements of effective presenting to pitching. This is done by creating an outline, including the introduction, body, and conclusion as well as transitions. The talk is aimed at non-expert audiences of a client or funding organisation. Students practise their pitch in small groups and give and receive constructive feedback from each other and the instructor. Based on this process, they create a final version of the pitch. 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): 

27 h (independent online study 25 h, and small group meetings 2 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided in MyCourses

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=LC-1120

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): 

0 - 5

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): 

This course is intended for students who have not completed the oral skills part of the foreign language requirement in English at Aalto University, and have completed or will complete both LC-1110 Online Writing Skills for Engineers 1 (1 ECTS) and LC-1111 Online Writing Skills for Engineers 2 (1 ECTS).

This course partly fulfils the university requirement for foreign language studies for oral skills only (1:3 cr).

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