English Language Presentation Skills
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English Language Presentation Skills

A course for English as a Second Language speakers who need vocabulary and oral techniques for public presentations.
4.5 (37 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
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Created by Barry Baguley
Last updated 12/2016
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 34 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Prepare presentations with the right type of vocabulary to be able to perfectly transmit your message.
  • Speak confidently in English to audiences of any size and at the same time maintain full control of the situation.
  • Competently and professionally express yourself in the English language in every area of a public presentation.
  • Know the exact vocabulary that applies to each part of a public presentation, such as starting the presentation, sharing statistics, handling questions and answering them.
  • Use presentations in ANY type of situation - to large audiences / in business meetings / sales & marketing presentations / to small groups - there is no limit to applying these skills.
  • This English course can also benefit native English speakers to help them find the right words.
  • Students should already have the ability to maintain a simple conversation in English on general topics and some simple business situations.
  • Ideally a pre-intermediate and above level of English (a high level A2 or B1 and above)
  • Not recommended for beginners of English or first year students

Speaking in public in English when it is your native language and NOT your native language can be very difficult. 

This course will give you the necessary English vocabulary and techniques so you can apply them to your own presentations in public. 

Many different vocabulary concepts are studied, which cover every aspect of speaking in public from the very beginning of your presentation to the very end. 

We also share with you the techniques used to deliver oral English and give interesting presentations that keeps your audience focused.

All the English language skills learnt can be applied to every type of public presentation whether it is to a very large audience, a business presentation, a sale, an interview for a job or a small group of people.

By the end of this course you will have all the necessary vocabulary, techniques and  a lot of professional advice so that you can become a very proficient English language public presentation speaker.

Who this course is for:
  • Competently and professionally express themselves in the English language in every area of a public presentation
  • Need English for public presentations / for professional situations / for doing business in English
  • Anybody who needs to speak in English, whether to a small group of friends or colleagues or to a large audience.
  • Teachers / Salespeople / Public Relations / University students - are just a few of the types of people who might need face these situations.
Course content
Expand 21 lectures 01:56:57
+ Vocabulary, Oral Emphasis, Pronunciation & Structural concepts in English
21 lectures 01:56:57

Introduction to the course, with an explanation of all the concepts to be followed as well as instructions on how to successfully complete the course from start to finish.

Preview 03:15

In this lecture we look at how to open a public presentation, the English language to use and how to apply the English language appropriately. 

Preview 08:13

We look at the vocabulary for connecting your "attention grabber" to the different phases of the introduction. We learn the vocabulary for explaining your topic, being friendly, welcoming the audience, recognition.

We also focus on the correct tone for speaking and the correct use of tenses.

Video Lecture 3 Starting The Presentation

We go into more detail on how to explain to your audience your "statement of purpose".

This includes the key words, how to express your key words and syonomous language so you don't repeat yourself.

We also look at how to manage the topic of "questions" so you can keep control of your presentation. We give you a selection of phrases that you can use.

Finally we also give you advice on how to speak to an audience that might include non native English speakers.

Starting The Presentation Part 2

We begin by showing you how a public presentation is a "journey" and that your audience can become confused or have difficulty following you.

We then learn the English vocabulary required to manage the direction of your presentation. Many examples are given to ensure your audience do not get lost or become confused.

Video Lecture 5 Signposting Part 1

In part 2 we look at a different type of signposting designed to help your audience remember what you have said during your public presentation.

We learn 4 key elements of vocabulary and a selection of practical examples that you can apply to your public presentations.

Video Lecture 6 Signposting Part 2

The perfect presentation does not exist! We look at all the things that can go wrong in a presentation, for example when you forget to share important information.

We explain why you need "Survival Language"

And then we focus on a range of vocabulary with a large selection of practical examples that you can learn and use in your public presentation.

Video Lecture 7 Survival Language

Change happens! Every type of public presentation has a start point and a finish point and knowing which verbs to use and how to use them is essential to your public presentation

We learn how to use the verbs to help you explain  changes to your audience. A range of vocabulary and practical examples is given.

Video Lecture 8 Describing Changes - Verbs

In this video lecture we expand on the previous lecture by now adding the vocabulary of description so that we can say "how" changes have happened.

We study a range of vocabulary and a selection of practical examples, which when added to the language skills from video lecture number 8, will give you the ability to give important meaning and substance to your public presentations.

Video Lecture 9 How Did It Happen - Adjectives (and Adverbs)

Visual aids need to be explained as they can be very confusing. A graph tells a story, but you have to tell the story to your audience.

In this lecture we look at specific vocabulary that allows you to help your audience understand the information on a graph and to keep their attention.

We also look at a range of techniques that you can use to prepare your own public presentations and how colleagues, friends and family can help you.

Video Lecture 10 - Graphs - Making Comments

Visuals are to help you in your presentation, but the main focus should always be on the speaker. In this lecture we have put together a large range of vocabulary in small phrases that you can use in your own public presentations. 

Additionally we have given you practical examples to show how the vocabulary is applied in a presentation.

We finish by talking about "patience", when learning this vocabulary, that time and lots of practice is essential.

Video Lecture 11 Visuals - Making Comments

This lecture is a study of the vocabulary you need to use to get your message across to the audience.

The main content is how to take this vocabulary and apply emphasis, where to apply it and when to use it in your public presentation.

It is an important step in becoming a very interesting speaker who understands how to focus their audience on the key information or key message that you want to transmit.

Video Lecture 12 Emphasis Part 1 Strong Language

In video lecture 13 we look at the skill of emphasis when applied to verbs and adverbs.

We will look at a range of vocabulary with practical examples so you can see and learn how to apply emphasis to different parts of a sentence and not just in the adjectives. 

The skill of emphasis when applied can be the difference between a boring presentation and an interesting presentation that keeps your audiences attention.

Video Lecture 13 Emphasis Part 2 - Adverb and Verb

There are times whenyou are giving a presentation, that the language needs to be softened, to have less emphasis.

We show you how to do that orally, and we give you some practical examples which show you how to apply this concept.

We also look at how to take negative news and synonymously change it to sound less negative.

Video Lecture 14 Softening the Dialogue

Your accent is not important when speaking English, and this is explained at the beginning.

We then go on to show you why pronunciation (and clarity) are key to a successful presentation.

We study a range of techniques as well as the areas of the English language that you need to apply these ideas, this includes the pronunciation of your P's, T's and the ED ending in words.

Video Lecture 15 Pronunciation

This is the first of 4 lectures on the concept of questions in a public presentation.

We study two areas 

- recognising and understanding the vocabulary used by the audience to request clarification on things you have said. Practical examples are given

- and how to respond.

We also discuss the need to have worked on your listening skills in the practice stage so that you can understand the requests for clarification.

Video Lecture 16 Clarification

Questions take 2 formats - OPEN or CLOSED. In this lecture the focus is on OPEN QUESTIONS. 

We study the key question words used in open questions.

We give you a selection of examples.

You will learn how to apply this concept to your presentations.

We also show you very polite ways of asking open questions, as well as examples of when a closed question is really an open question.

Video Lecture 17 Open Questions

We go into detail on how to answer questions from the audience.

We have put all possible types of questions in to 4 different groups.

Each is explained and examples are given.

We then look at how you can answer those questions, the key vocabulary to help you do this and a selection of practical examples.

Video Lecture 18 Questions How To Answer

We teach you the technique related to rhetorcal questions and how they are used to maintain the interest of the audience.

We then go on to explain how the technique works and this is accompanied by a range of examples.

We also show you how to use rhetoriclal questions to interact with your audience.

Video Lecture 19 Rhetorical Questions

In this lecture we look at  how to finish your presentaion.

First we learn the vocabulary and it's application for concluding your presentation and repeating your key message one last time.

We then learn the vocabulary to complete your presentation and move on to questions from the audience.

With this final concept you have completed the full circle of English language needs from the very beginning of a public presentation in English to the very end of a public presentation.

Video Lecture 20 Ending Your Presentation

In this last lecture we summarise all the key areas of this course and the concpets covered.

We give you advice on how to continue improving your public presentation skills in English.

Video Lecture 21 Conclusion & Thank You