Conference English for Doctoral Candidates (Advanced Level)

Contact

Name

Juliane Mühlenbruch

Contact for Organizational Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 99119

E-Mail

E-Mail

Contact

Name

Doris Frank

Contact for Content-Related Matters

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80 94042

E-Mail

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Type:
course
Topic:
Languages, Foreign Languages, Methodological and Personal Competence
Language:
English
Staff Development Measures:
Yes
Fields of Action:
Promote Capacity for Innovation and Research
Institution:
Career Development
Participation Fee:
Free

Methods

The focus of the meetings is on stimulating interactive communication and developing confident language usage through regular group work, discussions and individual presentations. These participant-centred learning strategies will be supplemented by teacher-centred training, handouts and exercises. Throughout the course duration, participants will be encouraged to develop adequate self-learning strategies independent of course meetings.

Content

The purpose of this course is to prepare CDS members for professional communication and effective presentation at international conferences. After a needs analysis, participants will learn how to:

  • structure their presentation coherently

  • express their opinion concisely and persuasively

  • pronounce words correctly

  • present visuals

  • handle questions

  • chair and moderate discussions

  • network successfully

By taking part in role plays and presenting at least once during the course of the semester, participants will gain more confidence in speaking English in an academic context and improve their delivery in general.

On completion of the seminar, participants will have:

  • Learned useful phrasings and vocabulary for conference settings

  • Improved their presentation skills, pronunciation and delivery

  • Developed more confidence in their spoken English when presenting at international conferences

Successful completion of this course is based on:

  • attendance

  • participation in group-related work

  • completion of home assignments

  • a 10-minute presentation.

Participation Requirements

Classification C1 or higher (OK1 +)

Target Audience

Doctoral Candidates, who are registered in the Center for Doctoral Studies

Appointments

Number:2017-CDS-207
Date:16/10/2017 to 29/01/2018
08:30 - 10:00
Further Information:

Dates: 16.10.2017, 23.10.2017, 30.10.2017, 06.11.2017, 13.11.2017, 20.11.2017, 27.11.2017, 04.12.2017, 11.12.2017, 18.12.2017, 08.01.2018, 15.01.2018, 22.011.2018 and 29.01.2018; Time: 8.30 - 10.00 o´clock

Course Coordinator:Leyla Haferkamp
Place:

Semi90, Templergraben 90, room SE 101

Cooperation:RWTH Aachen University Language Center
Registration:Cooperation partner
Registration Period:

Registration:

  1. Apply online via your user account between Tue, October 3rd and Tue, October 10th, 2017.

  2. In the evening of October 11th, 2017, you should check the section "Registration" in your user account to see whether you received a course place.

 

Placement Test:

(http://www.sz.rwth-aachen.de/cms/sz/Fremdsprachen/Termine/~iphr/Einstufungstests/)

Writing a placement test at the Language Center before the registration is essential because otherwise a registration via the user-account is not possible.