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Einladung:
This seminar is addressed to the teaching staff who are non-native speakers of the English language and have to give presentations in English for academic purposes as well as at international meetings.

The focus of the seminar is

  • to build confidence when giving a presentation in English language,
  • to overcome fears of making mistakes and
  • to develop methods of filling in awkward silences and breaks in fluency during the presentation which are bound to occur while mentally searching for a word when vocabulary is limited.

For this purpose we will be concentrating on certain presentation techniques which could be used to avoid language problems. A certain amount of time will also be spent on learning phrases and structures in order to make the presentation more effective. Participants will have the opportunity to give a presentation themselves for which they will be getting feedback.

The seminar will be conducted in English. Intermediate level of English is required to attend the seminar.

Programm/Seminarablauf:
Structure and Content

Monday, 21st January 2008

10.00 - 10.30 h Welcome! Organizational aspects, expectations and structure
10.30 - 12.00 h
  • Presenting in English: Why bother?
  • Language work: Capturing your audience in the first few seconds
  • Presentation techniques: How good are you?
12.00 - 13.00 h Lunch break
13.00 - 15.00 h Language work: key words and phrases for linking contents and paragraphs, making an effective ending to a presentation.
15.00 - 15.15 h Coffee break
15.15 - 17.00 h
  • Help my English! Overcoming language problems
  • Language tips: Using limited language knowledge to express yourself
  • Your voice and style
17.00 - 18.00 h Preparation time for individual short presentations (max. 15 minutes)
18.00 h Dinner

Tuesday, 22nd January 2008
9.00 - 10.00 h Preparation time for individual short presentations (max. 15 minutes, continuation)
10.00 - 10.15 h Coffee break
10.15 - 12.00 h Individual presentations - observation and assessment of individual short presentations
12.00 - 13.00 h Lunch break
13.00 - 14.30 h Individual presentations (continuation) - observation and assessment of individual short presentations
14.30 - 15.00 h My toolkit for presentations in English: What I learnt and what I need to avoid
15.00 - 15.15 h Coffee break
15.15 - 16.00 h Assessment and closing session
16.00 h End of Seminar

Referent/in:
Dr. Pritima Chainani-Barta, selbstständige Trainerin für Sprache

Termin:
Montag, 21. Januar 2008 bis Dienstag, 22. Januar 2008
Ort:
Georg-Leber-Haus, Eppenhain im Taunus, Ehlhaltener Str. 11-13, 65779 Kelkheim-Eppenhain, Tel.: 0 61 98 / 5 73-0
Seminaranmeldung voraussichtlich möglich ab: 22.11.2007
Anmeldeschluss: 04.01.2008