English: Presentation and Discussion in Academic and Professional Settings

This course is for Master and PhD students as well as staff who already have a concept and/or data and who are preparing to deliver a presentation.

Presenting fluently and correctly and engaging in discussions with demanding audiences are indispensable skills in academic and professional life. For this course, participants bring along their own concept and/or data and develop a presentation along with visual support materials (e.g. handouts and presentation slides). They train various aspects of oral delivery (pronunciation, intonation, holding the audience’s attention, visualizing ideas) and interaction during the discussion (improvising and dealing with challenging questions).

Course information

Course level
B2/ C1
10.10.2019 - 12.12.2019
Stephan Meyer, MA
Credit points
Registration deadline
Wednesday 02.10.2019
Course fee
Students and PhD candidates: CHF 243.00
University employees: CHF 483.00

Course materials

Materials will be made available by the lecturer.


Requirements for acquisition of credit points

In order to receive credit points, candidates will

  • not be absent more than twice,
  • develop and deliver an oral presentation,
  • submit support materials (e.g. handout and slides) for the presentation,
  • actively participate in class activities.

You can get a total of 2 credit points.

Students are assessed by means of a portfolio (pass/fail).


± 120 minutes / week

Certificate of attendance

In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum two times.

Placement test

Oral placement interviews are required for all participants. You will receive further information upon registering for the course.

Replacement date

The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 07.12.2019 from 10:00 - 16:00.

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