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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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KKENVAL1 Academic Presentations 2 ECTS
Organised by
Preceding studies
Introduction to Academic English course or a B1-B2 level course in some other foreign language.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Language Centre
Curricula 2015 – 2017
KKENVAL1 Academic Presentations 2 ECTS


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2-C1
Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Responsible conduct of research

General description

The course focuses on giving a presentation and writing an abstract.
Students will also improve their oral communication skills in academic and professional situations relating to their own field and future profession. Students will become familiar with the conventions and cultural considerations associated with spoken production and interaction. In addition, students will develop communication confidence and team working skills.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- prepare and deliver a discipline-specific, academic presentation that follows accepted norms and good academic practice
- write an abstract
- find and use resources to facilitate and support the above
- present information clearly and convincingly
- communicate with confidence within both academic and workplace contexts
- work effectively in groups, negotiating and contributing to the completion of the tasks


To achieve the learning outcomes, students will
- become familiar with the characteristics of a good presentation
- prepare and deliver a discipline-specific presentation and write an abstract
- take part in academic/professional small group discussions
- practice providing and receiving constructive feedback

Teaching methods

Small group activities maximum 26 h, independent work 28 h.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Participation in classroom and exercise(s)

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Continuous assessment, active participation in classroom work, the presentation and successful completion of assignments.

Study materials

Material distributed during the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Language Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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