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EAP: Presenting for master's students

This course is aimed at master's student who wish to improve their academic skills in presenting.

Target group
Start level
Language of instruction
Number of participants
Max. 12
Number of sessions
On request

Course description

During this course students will study and train various aspects of giving academic presentations. They will learn to structure and signpost their presentations and will train to deal with questions. They will learn and practise all the strategies needed to enhance their fluency and confidence in presenting in English.

Students who successfully complete this course will:

  • be confident in speaking in English;
  • be able to keep their audience interested in their academic message;
  • be able to use correct visual aids for their presentations;
  • be able to give peer feedback.
  • be able to use the appropriate style and language for the delivery of academic presentations.

A certificate will be awarded when followed the minimum attendance (80% of the lessons).

Course materials

  • Laaken, B. van der & Laaken, M. van der. (2007). Presentation techniques. Bussum: Coutinho. ISBN 13 9789046900475.
  • Participants will also be provided with hand-outs.

This material is not included in the price. Participants have to order the book themselves.

Target group and admission requirements

This course is open to MA students of Leiden University or BA students who have succesfully completed one of the following courses: English for Academic Purposes for BA Students, English 5, English 6, Legal English for Bachelors. If you have done other courses, please contact the Academic Language Centre to check if they offer admission to this course. 

The language of instruction is English. Participants are expected to have English language skills at level C1 or higher in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. To check your level, please do the entrance test.

Request this course

For more information or an offer free of engagement, contact: Mr  S. Cheng via +31(0)71 5274151 (not on Wednesday afternoons).

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