Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Faculty of Business Studies
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32nd IATEFL BESIG Annual Conference
Back to Basics
Wista Conventions in Berlin Adlershof, Germany
11-13 October 2019

HOW TO TEACH PRESENTATION SKILLS
 
 
"The theme of this year's conference is “Back to Basics” and, in line with this theme, BESIG will be offering a strand of talks and workshops titled “How to...”.  This strand, aimed at less experienced business English teachers, is intended to provide delegates with fundamental methods, approaches and techniques for teaching business English, and it will feature strongly in our conference promotional activities.
 
In keeping with the “How to...” theme of the strand, we would like you to offer a session with the title:
 
How to teach presentation skills​​​"


"Research on presentation skills and subsequently writing “Presentations in English” (Macmillan 2008) took me back to Aristotle and the 4th century BC. Surprisingly often. Do teachers need to learn new skills and adapt their teaching approach? It can be argued that presentations are all about back to basics and teachers simply need to master a fundamental set of skills and devices. I’ll explore these issues by examining the development or non-development of my own teaching over the past ten years."​


CRACOW / KRAKOW, POLAND
 Cracow University of Economics​
2nd IATEFL Poland Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG) Event
11 May 2019

TITLE: TEACHING AND ASSESSING PRESENTATION SKILLS IN UNIVERSITY COURSES

This talk addresses issues in teaching and assessing presentation skills in a university and outlines solutions that are part of the ongoing development of Business English at the Hochschule Düsseldorf. Teaching presentations in a meaningful way in a university context can be problematic and is often done in such a manner that a student can pass an exam but cannot present confidently and authentically in the actual business environment. Problems revolve around the size of university classes, the time allocated to teaching, teaching itself, student attendance, student engagement and the criteria for assessment. Alumni of the Faculty of Business Studies have stated in feedback that they recognise that their presenting skills in English are good in comparison to graduates they have encountered from other institutions. We must have begun to find some answers to the problems. 



VIENNA, AUSTRIA
FH Technikum Wien - University of Applied Sciences Vienna
9th Austrian UAS Language Instructors’ Conference
English for Specific Purposes: A Multidimensional Challenge​
25-26 May 2018

TITLE: TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT OF PRESENTATION SKILLS 

This talk addresses issues in teaching and assessing presentation skills in a university and outlines solutions that are part of the ongoing development of Business English at the Hochschule Düsseldorf. Teaching presentations in a meaningful way in a university context can be problematic and is often done in such a manner that a student can pass an exam but cannot present confidently and authentically in the actual business environment. Problems revolve around the size of university classes, the time allocated to teaching, teaching itself, student attendance, student engagement and the criteria for assessment. Alumni of the Faculty of Business Studies have stated in feedback that they recognise that their presenting skills in English are good in comparison to graduates they have encountered from other institutions. We must have begun to find some answers to the problems. 



MALTA
The 30th IATEFL BESIG ANNUAL CONFERENCE
IATEFL - International Association Teaching English as Foreign Language
BESIG - Business English Special Interest Group
10-12 November 2017
"Evidence-based practices: what the data tell us about business English"

TITLE: ADOPTING ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL CORPORATE LANGUAGE
Handout

 

FRANKFURT, GERMANY
ELTAF CONFERENCE 2017
English Language Teachers' Association
International School Frankfurt
24 June 2017

TITLE: ​MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS IN ENGLISH



COLOGNE, GERMANY
ELTA (English Language Teachers' Association) Rhine
Members' Day
10 June 2017

TITLE: MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS IN ENGLISH - BRANDING - A Question of Meaningfulness and Relevance



LUBLIN, POLAND
University of Life Sciences
13 January 2017

IATEFL- International Association Teaching English as a Foreign Language
4th International ESP Symposium (English for Specific Purposes)

TITLE: MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS IN ENGLISH - ESP CONSIDERATIONS




ONLINE WORKSHOP WORLDWIDE
4 September 2016​

 
Business Trainer / Teacher Training

 
IATEFL - International Association Teaching English as Foreign Language

BESIG - Business English Special Interest Group

TITEL: MARKETING COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH ​


 
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

BESIG SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

June 2015

"Business English for Specific Purposes: What do our learners really need?"

IATEFL - International Association Teaching English as Foreign Language

BESIG - Business English Special Interest Group

TITLE: NICHE MARKETING IN MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

BONN, GERMANY

The 27th IATEFL BESIG ANNUAL CONFERENCE

November 2014

Sankt Augustin Campus, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Bonn

TITLE 1: THOSE MAD MEN ... and WOMEN - BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS (selected for worldwide simulcast)

TITLE 2: 2044's BUSINESS LEADERS - WILL THEY THANK US? (Presentation of English programme for Business International Management)

 

 

GRAZ, AUSTRIA

BESIG SUMMER SYMPOSIUM

June 2014

"Putting the research to work: research, practical applications and materials in business English teaching"

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (University of Graz)

IATEFL - International Association Teaching English as Foreign Language

BESIG - Business English Special Interest Group

TITLE: THOSE MAD MEN ... and WOMEN - BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

COLOGNE, GERMANY

ELTA-RHINE

English Language Teachers' Association

March 2014

Half Day Workshop - Train the Teacher / Trainer

TEACHING IN THE MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS & ADVERTISING INDUSTRIES ​