Business English: Making Presentations

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About this course: This course teaches you language and techniques that will help you make effective presentations in English. The final task is to develop a well-organized, persuasive presentation using charts and graphs that sells your city as a venue. The course focuses on students who have an intermediate level of English, with a minimum of two years of formal language study. Course Learning Objectives • Present information in an organized and engaging way • Share data in charts and graphs • Use persuasive language in a presentation

Created by:  University of Washington
  • Taught by:  Richard Moore, Extension Lecturer, International & English Language Programs

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  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
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About this course: This course teaches you language and techniques that will help you make effective presentations in English. The final task is to develop a well-organized, persuasive presentation using charts and graphs that sells your city as a venue. The course focuses on students who have an intermediate level of English, with a minimum of two years of formal language study. Course Learning Objectives • Present information in an organized and engaging way • Share data in charts and graphs • Use persuasive language in a presentation

Created by:  University of Washington
  • Taught by:  Richard Moore, Extension Lecturer, International & English Language Programs

    UW Educational Outreach
  • Taught by:  Daphne Mackey, Extension Lecturer, International & English Language Programs

    UW Educational Outreach
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Giving Effective Presentations
Week 1 is an overview of giving effective presentations. You will see examples of good and bad presentations and what mistakes to avoid.


12 videos, 5 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Video 1: Welcome to Presentations
  2. Reading: Read Me First
  3. Video: Video 2: Course Overview
  4. Video: Video 3: Scenario Effective Presentation (A & B)
  5. Video: Video 4: Presentation Guidelines Part 1
  6. Video: Video 4: Presentation Guidelines Part 2
  7. Video: Video 5: Effective Introductions
  8. Reading: Useful Language and Guidelines: Presentations
  9. Video: Video 1: Transitions and Conclusions
  10. Practice Quiz: Transitions Expressions
  11. Video: Video 2: Scenario Difficult Audience (A)
  12. Video: Video 3: Answering Questions
  13. Video: Video 4: Scenario Difficult Audience (B)
  14. Reading: Useful Language: Signposts
  15. Video: Video 1: Slides
  16. Practice Quiz: What’s the Mistake with these Slides?
  17. Reading: Resources: Citations & Guidelines
  18. Reading: Week 1 Summary
  19. Video: Video: Effective Presentations Advice
  20. Discussion Prompt: What makes an effective presentation?
  21. Peer Review: Activity: Adding Audio to a Slide

Graded: Guidelines on Giving a Presentation
Graded: Effective Introductions
Graded: Introduction, Transitions, and Conclusions

WEEK 2


Referring to Data and Describing Visuals
Week 2 is all about the visuals in presentations – any slides or graphics that you will use to support your presentation. This includes more work on describing charts and graphs clearly.


8 videos, 4 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. Video: Video 1: Introduction to Week 2
  2. Video: Video 2: Explaining Graphs
  3. Video: Video 3: Challenges in Describing Visuals
  4. Practice Quiz: Describing a Graph
  5. Reading: Useful Language: Graphs and Charts
  6. Video: Video 1: Using Large Numbers
  7. Video: Video 2: Describing Data
  8. Reading: Expedia
  9. Video: Video 3: Expedia Interview
  10. Practice Quiz: Expedia
  11. Discussion Prompt: Discussion: Expedia Interview
  12. Reading: Useful Expressions and Resource: Numbers
  13. Video: Video 1: Introduction to Trends
  14. Reading: Week 2 Summary
  15. Video: Video: Slides and Visuals Advice
  16. Peer Review: Practice: Creating slides with graphs

Graded: Describing Charts and Graphs
Graded: Giving Details about Data
Graded: Trends Vocabulary

WEEK 3


Persuasive Language in Marketing
Week 3 week focuses on using persuasive language in presentations, which should help you if you have to market anything from a product to a plan you’re presenting to your boss.


3 videos, 2 readings, 1 practice quiz expand


  1. Video: Video 1: Introduction to Persuasive Language
  2. Discussion Prompt: What is one of your favorite advertisements?
  3. Practice Quiz: Making Sentences Compelling
  4. Reading: Useful Expressions: Persuasive Language
  5. Video: Video 1: Introduction to Promoting a Place
  6. Reading: Week 3 Summary
  7. Video: Video: Persuasive Language Advice

Graded: Marketing Expressions
Graded: Writing a Marketing Piece

WEEK 4


Putting it all Together
In Week 4, you will prepare and present a short presentation for your colleagues.


2 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Video 1: Putting it all Together
  2. Video: Video 2: Model Presentation
  3. Reading: Resource: Creating Graphics and Audio for PowerPoint
  4. Reading: Resource: Creating Graphics and Audio for Google Slides

Graded: Final Presentation

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