Presenting in a foreign language can be very challenging. Not only do you have to remember the content of your talk in English, but you also have to make sure your audience can follow your key points. You will learn how to deliver effective presentations which your audience will be sure to understand. There are very simple steps you can follow to make this happen.
English Presentations Made Easy:
Are you nervous about speaking English in front of an audience?
Do you have a good command of English, but feel like your presentation skills may be lacking?
Would you like to learn how to sound more natural when presenting in English?
Are you presenting at a conference or meeting, and want everyone to understand your concepts?
If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then enroll now! You should be at a minimum of an Intermediate speaking / listening level of English. You will also need to commit some time to work on your presentation. I can show you the door, but you must walk through it.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
And, ELT Online will give you more support outside of the lectures:
ELT Online has trained thousands of teachers in teaching English, and now students can benefit from that expertise.
The skills you learn in this course will improve the way you present in English forever.
Enroll NOW, and start delivering effective presentations in English!
Your audience will judge you within the first 10 seconds. Show them that you are in control of the room with a strong, organized opening.
Test your knowledge of Expressions for Opening a Presentation.
Choose one of three techniques to help your opening gain the audience's attention immediately.
Smoothly linking the parts of your presentation is essential to keep audience interest, and the key to sounding well-organized.
Check your knowledge of "transition" expressions.
Learn expressions for involving your audience and creating rapport.
Check your understanding of Expressions used to Engage the Audience.
A strong finish lets the audience know that you are a competent speaker.
Check your understanding of Expressions for Concluding a Presentation.
Follow these steps to take control of the Question and Answer session following your presentation.
Check your understanding of Expressions used during the Question and Answer session.
Learn how to answer questions that are difficult or unrelated to your topic.
Check your understanding of Expressions used to Handle Difficult Questions
You may choose to use all formal expressions; all informal expressions; or a combination of the two. Most presenters use a combination of formal and informal expressions. This means that most presentations are "semi-formal."
Check your knowledge of vocabulary commonly used in presentations.
Use expressions to draw the audience's focus to your visual aids.
Which visual aid is best to show the information? Choose the correct choice.
Use expressions for describing an upward trend.
Use expressions for talking about a downward trend.
Use expressions to talk about movement that has stopped or stayed the same.
Learn how correctly use adverbs; the simple past tense; and the present perfect tense to talk about change over time.
Check your understanding of Grammar for Describing Change.
"Chunking" your presentation into thought groups will allow the audience to more easily undertand you, and will help you to sound more ntaural.
An understanding of Sentence Stress will help you to sound more natural, and will also improve your listening ability.
Pausing at the right time is the key to getting the audience to listen to important points.
Machine Gunning is a technique you can use if you have a list of benefits or if you want to describe something using many adjectives. It's an advanced technique; however, if used correctly, it can be very effective.
The Rule of Three is practiced by the majority of great public speakers and is one of the foundations of English Rhetoric. Use the rule of three in your talk to sound more natural and interesting.
One student asks "How can an interesting presentation be delivered?" Watch for 3 key considerations.
This lecture introduces the Presentation Evaluation Form.
Read the form and make sure you understand it completely before moving on to the next lecture.
Use the Presentation Evaluation Form to evaluate 3 sample presentations.
This lecture will give you a basic overview of 5 key considerations of Body Language. You will also learn how to evaluate your own body language using a worksheet.
This is a quick review of the key points from the course. If you are still unclear, please post a discussion.
DO NOT go without watching this lecture! Final words of advice for presenting in English.
This is the complete presentation which you have seen in the "Expressions in Action" segments.
This is the complete script to the sample presentation. Key phrases and expressions have been highlighted.
ELT Online provides quality professional development opportunities to those in the field of English Language Teaching; as well as high-quality training to English Language Learners. Specialties include Business English, English for Academic Purposes, New Teacher Training, and Test Prep Courses.
The instructor, Joshua Durey has been in the field of ELT since 2003 as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. During that time he has taught in four countries and has helped 1,000s of students improve their General and Business English. He earned his BA in Business Management from the University of Arkansas, and his MA in Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.