Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing this course, you will be able to

  1. Understand and explain the mechanics of storytelling
  2. Design and deliver memorable and impactful stories
  3. Gain enhanced self-confidence and become a skilled storyteller

The course assignments are designed to form a portfolio of your skills as a storyteller. You will learn the basics of structuring and writing a story, gain live storytelling experience, and build your professional network as a part of course assignments.

Experience in storytelling will help you steer your future career in the direction you want it to go. It will allow you to seize the moment and take the stage at important junctions of your life. As an entrepreneur or working for an organization, storytelling allows you to understand stakeholders, engage them into dialogue, and inspire others to do likewise.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 09.09.2020 - 14.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Bruce Oreck

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Bruce Oreck

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The goal of the course is to provide a practical deep-dive into effective communications. Students will learn to apply it in their own lives and careers through a series of exercises. The course emphasizes iterative cycles of research and practice, where personal storytelling skills are developed through feedback and discussion. Students must be prepared to tell stories in front of the class every class period.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students will be evaluated on the basis of attendance, in-class participation, storytelling improvement, and overall storytelling quality. In addition to daily storytelling practice and participation, students will complete a mid-course assignment. The final examination will be a storytelling presentation on the final regular class period (attendance is mandatory). Students cannot pass the class if they miss more than 2 periods or fail to give a final presentation.

    More information on assignments will be provided in the course syllabus.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Classroom hours 21 h
    Class preparation 7 h
    Assignments 52 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Reading materials will be assigned/provided on the first day of class and as the instructor sees fit.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    There are no prerequisites for taking the course. 



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