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FSS – Presenting in Academic English

FSS - Presenting in Academic English

This is a practice course for PhD students to work presenting academic English in a spoken context. Students will learn and practice techniques in order to improve their clarity, comprehensibility and confidence while speaking Academic English.

Abby Gambrel

Abby Gambrel

Abby Gambrel

Course Description

The course focuses on linguistic (vocabulary, articulation, pronunciation) and paralinguistic (pace, inflection, pausing) elements in spoken English. Students will practice using their own topics and materials to improve their abilities to communicate effectively in international academic English.

Study Characteristics

  • Discipline : Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • ECTS: 1EC
  • Type of education:  In class 
  • Academic skill : Generic
  • Graduate School: Graduate School of Social Sciences
  • Start date: 16.09.2021
  • End date: 23.09.2021
  • Min. number of students: 3
  • Max. number of students: 6
  • Admission criteria: No prerequisites for VU-GSSS students. For non-VU-GSSS PhDs there will be an individual assessment regarding eligibility by the lecturer based on your registration form. 
  • Concluding assessment: Yes
  • Assessment type: Students will conclude the course with a short presentation on a topic from their field
  • With certificate: Yes 
  • Roster/schedule info:

         Session 1: Thursday, 16 September (10.00-12.00)

         Session 2:  Tuesday, 21 September (10.00-12.00)

         Session 3: Thursday, 23 September (10.00-12.00)                  

  • Number of sessions 3 sessions
  • Total course duration in hrs: 6 hrs.
  • Registration deadline: 19.08.2021
  • Available to: All VU PhD students. Non-VU-GSSS PhDs will be put on the waiting list until the registration deadline. Fee for non-VU-GSSS PhD candidates: € 150, - 
  • Course Description & Study Characteristics

    Course Description

    The course focuses on linguistic (vocabulary, articulation, pronunciation) and paralinguistic (pace, inflection, pausing) elements in spoken English. Students will practice using their own topics and materials to improve their abilities to communicate effectively in international academic English.

    Study Characteristics

    • Discipline : Social Sciences
    • Language: English
    • ECTS: 1EC
    • Type of education:  In class 
    • Academic skill : Generic
    • Graduate School: Graduate School of Social Sciences
    • Start date: 16.09.2021
    • End date: 23.09.2021
    • Min. number of students: 3
    • Max. number of students: 6
    • Admission criteria: No prerequisites for VU-GSSS students. For non-VU-GSSS PhDs there will be an individual assessment regarding eligibility by the lecturer based on your registration form. 
    • Concluding assessment: Yes
    • Assessment type: Students will conclude the course with a short presentation on a topic from their field
    • With certificate: Yes 
    • Roster/schedule info:

             Session 1: Thursday, 16 September (10.00-12.00)

             Session 2:  Tuesday, 21 September (10.00-12.00)

             Session 3: Thursday, 23 September (10.00-12.00)                  

    • Number of sessions 3 sessions
    • Total course duration in hrs: 6 hrs.
    • Registration deadline: 19.08.2021
    • Available to: All VU PhD students. Non-VU-GSSS PhDs will be put on the waiting list until the registration deadline. Fee for non-VU-GSSS PhD candidates: € 150, - 

Graduate School of Social Sciences