Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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.
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
Schedule: 02.08.2021 - 10.09.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Heli Dahlin, Susan Gamache, Hanna Hakala, Malachy Halpin, Laura Humphries, Laura Mendoza, Nanna Qvist, Riina Seppälä, Anya Siddiqi, John Weston
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hanna Hakala
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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, Working independently, and Time management
Assessment Methods and Criteria
- Assignments 60%
- Presentation (videoed) 40%
54 h (independent online study 46 - 52 h, and small group meetings 2 - 6 h)
Provided in MyCourses
Substitutes for Courses
Replaces LC-1116 (oral part), plus partially replaces LC-1113, LC-1114, LC-1115, LC-1117, and LC-1121.
This course is especially suited to students who are able to complete work independently within an online environment and a given framework of time.
Details on the schedule
Applies in this implementation:
This course has two compulsory meetings: rehearsal session and final presentation session.
Depending on the covid-19 situation at the end of August/ beginning of September, the teacher will inform you later whether these compulsory meetings take place face-to-face on campus or online over zoom.
Students sign up for one rehearsal session and one final presentation session in MyCourses.
Rehearsal sessions on Thursday 26 August:
Rehearsal Session 1: 9-10.30 ( 4 students)
Rehearsal Session 2: 10.30-12 (4 students)
Rehearsal Session 3: 13-15 (6 students)
Final presentations on Thursday 2 September:
Final presentation session 1: 9-12 (7 students)
Final presentation session 2: 13-16 (7 students)
- Teacher: Hanna Liisa Hakala