Conference English for Doctoral Candidates (Advanced Level)
- Languages, Foreign Languages, Methodological and Personal Competence
- Staff Development Measures:
- Fields of Action:
- Promote Capacity for Innovation and Research
- Career Development
- Participation Fee:
The focus of the meetings is on stimulating interactive communication and developing confident language usage through regular group work, discussions and individual presentations. These participant-centred learning strategies will be supplemented by teacher-centred training, handouts and exercises. Throughout the course duration, participants will be encouraged to develop adequate self-learning strategies independent of course meetings.
The purpose of this course is to prepare CDS members for professional communication and effective presentation at international conferences. After a needs analysis, participants will learn how to:
structure their presentation coherently
express their opinion concisely and persuasively
pronounce words correctly
chair and moderate discussions
By taking part in role plays and presenting at least once during the course of the semester, participants will gain more confidence in speaking English in an academic context and improve their delivery in general.
On completion of the seminar, participants will have:
Learned useful phrasings and vocabulary for conference settings
Improved their presentation skills, pronunciation and delivery
Developed more confidence in their spoken English when presenting at international conferences
Successful completion of this course is based on:
participation in group-related work
completion of home assignments
a 10-minute presentation.
Classification C1 or higher (OK1 +)
Doctoral Candidates, who are registered in the Center for Doctoral Studies
2019: 16.10., 23.10., 30.10., 06.11., 13.11., 20.11., 27.11., 04.12., 11.12., 18.12.,
2020: 08.01., 15.01., 22.01. & 29.01.
16.30 - 18.00 o´clock
|Course Coordinator:||Dr. phil. Petra Pointner|
Semi90, Templergraben 90, room SE 209
|Participants:||up to 15|
|Cooperation:||RWTH Aachen University Language Center|
Writing a placement test at the Language Center before the registration is essential because otherwise a registration via the user-account is not possible.