Session 1, 9/10/20: Group 1: 13:00 - 14:30; Group 2: 15:00 - 16:30
Session 2, 30/10/20: Group 1: 13:00 - 14:30; Group 2: 15:00 - 16:30
Session 3, 13/11/20: Group 1: 13:00 - 15:00, Group 2: 15:30 - 17:30 - Short presentations
Session 4, 20/11/20: Group 1: 13:00 - 17:30 - Long presentations
Session 5, 27/11/20: Group 2 13:00 - 17:30 - Long presentations
Session 6, 22/01/2021: 13:00 - 17:30 - Individual time slots for ad hoc presentations
Due to further restrictions, Sessions 2-6 were moved online to Zoom with the whole class attending. In the final session, the ad hoc presentations have been replaced by group presentations.
Presenting selected business topics over the course of three presentations: one short, prepared presentation, one longer, prepared presentation, as well as oneshorter, ad-hoc presentation.
Each of the two prepared topics can be chosen by the student (with the approval of the instructors). The second presentation topic must be accompanied by a brief handout (2-3 pages) to be handed in and graded. The final, ad-hoc presentation will consist of students giving a talk on a given business topic with the use of background articles and/or other material provided by the instructors and a total preparation time of 75 minutes.
After completing the course, students should be able to
- give clearly structured presentations in English
- master the core communicative skills required for presentations and discussions
- present arguments in grammatically accurate, idiomatically versatile and rhetorically effective English
Full attendance is obviously recommended, but participants can miss a maximum of one session if absolutely necessary. Should they be scheduled to present in that session, they will have to give their presentation in another meeting.
The teaching methods used include joint review and assessment of presentations.
Registration required during the period of registration.
Please refer to the homepage of the Institute for English Business Communication: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/ebc/contact/