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LANG6036 - English for Academic Presentat

Title:English for Academic Presentat
Long Title:English for Academic Presentation
Module Code:LANG6036
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Languages
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: HELEN BREEN
Module Description: This module for International students is to build competence in the general field of spoken academic discourse,transferable across disciplines and settings, but with an emphasis on business topics. There will be an opportunity to practise giving different forms of academic presentations used in English-medium institutions.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate understanding of the structure and development of academic presentations
LO2 Prepare and deliver an effective academic presentation in his/her specialist field
LO3 Participate in a range of interactional settings such as seminars, tutorials, group discussions, debates, etc.
LO4 Formulate ideas with precision and produce clear, detailed oral descriptions of complex topics, integrating subthemes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion
LO5 Respond to extended speech, even when delivered at fast native speed.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Linguistic Styles
Identifying one's own style and analysing the styles of other effective presenters; recognising cultural influences on speaking style. Awareness of language registers
How it can be improved to enhance presentation quality. Exposure to a variety of English accents from around the world
Filming and evaluation of presentations
Exposure to videos of effective presenters and presentation styles; filming of students' own trial presentations will be assessed using auto-critique and peer-evaluation
Evolution of the Art of Public Speaking
Content and delivery considerations; examining narrative structures; conveying visual information; attitude and body language
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Final Individual Presentation 1,2,4 40.0 Week 12
Presentation Group Presentation followed by Q & A 1,2,3 25.0 Week 7
Other Listening Test 5 25.0 Week 10
Other Participation 3 10.0 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Language lab 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas Bell 2008, Passport to Academic Presentations [ISBN: 978-1859644003]
  • Joan McCormack & Sebastian Watkins 2012, English for Academic Study: Speaking Course Book with audio CDs, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 978-1908614414]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Chris Anderson 2013, How to give a killer presentation, Harvard Business Review, June 2013
  • Deborah Tannen 1995, The Power of Talk: who gets heard and why, Harvard Business Review, September 1995
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 2 Group Elective 1
CR_BGBPS_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Global Business and Pilot Studies 2 Elective

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