180.016 (16W) presentation and discussion

Wintersemester 2016/17

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03.10.2016 14:00 - 18:00 , V.1.34
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LV-Titel englisch
presentation and discussion
Kurs (prüfungsimmanente LV )
22 (30 max.)
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Intendierte Lernergebnisse

Presentation skills are important for students on many levels of their academic and professional career. Being able to effectively present oneself and various topics under different circumstances is considered a crucial competence that can be useful in many contexts. On an international level, this includes the ability to present in English as well.  

This course encourages students to (further) develop the confidence and the ability to present themselves and different topics in English in an effective manner, based on each person’s individual presentation style and language competence. In order to achieve this goal, students will be acquainted with different tools and methods that will help them to prepare and deliver a good presentation and to feel more confident while doing so. Students are encouraged to practice their language and presentation skills in a relaxed and “safe” environment.

Furthermore, since it is not only important to be able to present different topics, but to also know how to lead and/or participate in a discussion (that might follow from a presentation), the course aims at enhancing discussion skills as well.


- Teacher input

- Individual assignments (e.g. reading assignments, research assignments, presentation - planned and impromptu etc.) 

- Group assignments (debates in class, small group discussions, classroom discussions etc.)


  • Evaluation of each person’s individual presentation style and language competence
  • Different formats and purposes of presentations
  • The (cultural) context of presenting
  • Preparing a presentation/Preparing for a discussion
  • Structuring a presentation
  • Delivering a presentation
  • Useful words and phrases (for presentations and discussions)
  • Body language and rhetoric techniques
  • Use of audio-visual aids in presentations
  • Reduction of stress and anxiety before presentations
  • Analysis and discussion of selected examples (Possibly with a focus on speeches and debates from the upcoming U.S. presidential election in November, details will be announced asap)


Will be announced in class



Oral and written


In order to pass this class, students are required to

- hand in a script of their presentation (to be handed in prior to the presentation)

- deliver an individual presentation (possible topics will be discussed at the beginning of the semester)

- hand in a written report that includes the reflection and evaluation of the person's presentation

 - actively participate in class  (which includes asking questions after presentations and participating in discussions)

- complete other assignments given in class (written and oral)


The grade will be based on the manner and quality of completion of the aforementioned tasks. 


Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften (SKZ: 641, Version: 16W.2)
    • Fach: Einführung in die Methoden wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens (Pflichtfach)
      • Präsentieren und Diskutieren ( 0.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.016 presentation and discussion (2.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften (SKZ: 641, Version: 09W.1)
    • Fach: Fachsprache Englisch (Wahlfach)
      • Presentations in English ( 2.0h KU / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.016 presentation and discussion (2.0h KS / 4.0 ECTS)

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