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General information:
Name:
English for Academic Presentations_I
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-0205-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
Responsible teacher:
mgr Krukiewicz Anna (kruk@agh.edu.pl)
Dyscypliny:
Moduł multidyscyplinarny
Module summary

The aim of the course is to prepare students to present in English and deal with questions from the audience at international conferences and other events. The students will study and practice various aspects of giving academic presentations. They will learn the key strategies necessary to improve their communicativeness and fluency.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Skills: he can
M_U001 The student can prepare an oral presentation on academic and professional topics. SDA3A_U05 Presentation,
Execution of exercises,
Activity during classes
M_U002 The student can effectively deliver an oral presentation on academic and professional topics. SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U02 Presentation
M_U003 The student can effectively deal with questions from the audience. SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U04, SDA3A_U02 Presentation,
Activity during classes
M_U004 The student is aware of their presenting skills and knows how to be effective. SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U02 Presentation,
Activity during classes
M_U005 The student is aware of their presentation skills and knows how to be effective. SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U02 Presentation,
Activity during classes
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Skills
M_U001 The student can prepare an oral presentation on academic and professional topics. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U002 The student can effectively deliver an oral presentation on academic and professional topics. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U003 The student can effectively deal with questions from the audience. - - - - - - - - - - -
M_U004 The student is aware of their presenting skills and knows how to be effective. - - - - - - - - - - -
M_U005 The student is aware of their presentation skills and knows how to be effective. - - - - - - - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 55 h
Module ECTS credits 2 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 15 h
Preparation for classes 15 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 15 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 10 h
Module content
Seminar classes (15h):
English for Academic Presentations

The course covers the following issues:

  • features of good and bad academic presentations
  • writing the text of the slides
  • signposting
  • pronunciation and intonation
  • interaction with the audience
  • useful phrases

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Seminar classes: Eclectic approach focusing on 3 skills: speaking, writing and listening, with the use of various techniques based on the following types of interaction: teacher-student, student-teacher, student-student, as well as working in groups and student’s individual work.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

The student needs to be active in class and have the materials required for the group and level, and complete home assignments. The lack of required materials (e.g. handouts, home assignments) results in recording the student as “unprepared”. The teacher has the right to give a student a fail mark for the semester if the student has been unprepared for more than 50% of classes, also in the case when the student has given the required presentation.The student can receive additional marks for optional homework,and other activity offered and done for the benefit of the language group.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Seminar classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Students who come to a language class need to be prepared as advised and instructed by the teacher.
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade is calculated as a weighted average of partial grades on the basis of preparation and active participation in classes (40%) and the final presentation (60%).

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

The student should attend all classes of their language group. In case a student is absent from (a)
class(es) due to an illness, the student should present a doctor’s note not later than 14 days after the
absence caused by illness. In case of an unexcused absence, the student should approach the teacher,
who will inform each student individually about the way of making up for the absence. The absence has
to be made up for within 14 days counted from the day of the absence. Unexcused absence in one
class does not need to be made up for. If the number of unexcused absences in class exceeds 3, the
teacher should not give the student a pass mark for the course, even if some of the absences have
been made up for before.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

The minimum language requirement is level B-2 in accordance with the Common European Framework
of Reference for Languages.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Armer T. Cambridge: English for Scientists, Cambridge
McCarthy M., O’Dell F. Academic Vocabulary in Use,Cambridge
Grussendorf M, English for Presentations, Oxford
Williams E. J. Pesentations in English. Macmillan

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None