||Workshop tutorial on oral presentations
This seminar on scientific oral presentations is oriented to meet the needs of university teachers when facing public speaking in English as a lingua franca in academic or professional events.
It provides them with guidelines, linguistic repertoires and materials. Its main strong points are the following: a workshop format, a stage-by-stage learning scheme with English as the language of instruction, and a discussion session in which the participants may evaluate peer presentations.
To help participants gain agility and self-confidence as presenters:
- By raising their awareness of the major difficulties most often experienced at oral presentations.
- By instructing them on the rhetorical structure and discourse features of the oral presentation genre in scientific contexts.
- By building and/or broadening their lexico-grammatical repertoires.
- By informing them about the optimum handling of visual resources and body language.
- By fostering a sense of audience and presentation priorities.
- By improving their speaking abilities via process and product approaches.
- By giving participants the chance to assess the communicative skills of colleagues and other presenters in a discussion session.
CONTENTS RAISED AND COMMENTED DURING THE WRITING SESSIONS (on demand)
- Initial brainstorming of fears and assumed DO’s and DON’Ts regarding oral presentations -- Rubric negotiation.
- Traditional training.
- Types of presentation according to delivery mode and communicative purpose.
- Rhetorical structure of the oral presentation: sections and their weight.
- Language associated with each section -- transition of ideas.
- Handling of visuals.
- Unconventional training.
- Developing a sense of an audience.
- Audience’s feedback signals.
- Cross-cultural tips and adjustments.
- Rapport-building techniques.
- Survival strategies in question and answer turns.
- Some phonetic hurdles.
Carmen SANCHO GUINDA
Profesora del Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
FECHA: 9 de junio de 2015
HORARIO: de 9:30 a 13:30 horas
LUGAR: Aulas del ICE
Dña. Iciar de PABLO LERCHUNDI
Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación (ICE). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Dña. Carmen SANCHO GUINDA
Lingüística Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
E.T.S. de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
DATOS DE LA ACTIVIDAD
Duración: 4 horas
Horario: De 09:30 a 13:30
Lugar: Aula B. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación (ICE). Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Participants’ Profile: To make the most of the seminar, it is desirable that participants have an intermediate level of proficiency in the English language (B1 or beyond).
Requisite: Right from the first session, participants must bring presentations they are currently working on, or the research articles/materials from which they want to elaborate a presentation.