MPJ_PJPFD Presentation skills and techniques in German

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Pavlína Dufková (lecturer)
PhDr. Helena Hušková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Helena Hušková
Language Centre, Faculty of Economics and Administration Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Lenka Skoupá
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MPJ_PJPFD/1: Mon 14:35–16:15 S313, P. Dufková
MPJ_PJPFD/2: Mon 16:20–17:55 S313, P. Dufková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Presentation Skills in German is a follow-up to the required course Foreign Language I/German. It is designed to develop students' communication skills in a business setting. Students become gradually familiar with presentation structures, extend their vocabulary using formal collocations and phrases, and develop advanced presentation techniques and delivery skills. Main objectives of the course: - to acquaint students with the basic techniques used in the process of preparing and giving a presentation; - to extend their vocabulary related to this discipline; - to practise the newly learnt skills in front of the audience.
  • 1. Body position and breathing, exercises
  • 2. Body language, gestures, mimics, non-verbal communication, eye contact, exercises, games
  • 3. Speech, paraverbal communication (voice tone and pitch), paradigm of verbal communication, pronunciation and intonation, exercises
  • 4. Language means in communication – part I: conversation initiation, being given the floor, argumentation, contribution to the topic
  • 5. Language means in communication – part II: emphasis, changing the subject, connectors, recapitulation, conclusion
  • 6. Styles of specialist language communication, common phrases, idioms, sentence patterns and text structure
  • 7. Presentation preparation: assembling information, information classification and structuring, introduction to a presentation, mini-presentation delivery
  • 8. Presentation preparation: expression of main ideas, mini-presentation delivery, conclusion, exercises: elevator speech
  • 9. Presentation aids: mid maps, visuals, overhead transparencies, PowerPoint, leaflets, handouts, music
  • 10. Subject presentation, five-point presentation structure, exercise referring to a selected subject, presentation delivery
  • 11. Product presentation: particularities, demonstration – video
  • 12. Company presentation: structure, the use of figures, graphs, and tables, demonstration – video
  • 13. Presentation delivery and evaluation
  • Brehler, R.: Modernes Redetraining. Emmen ,1998. ISBN 3-85002-382-6
Assessment methods
Presentation of an Economic and Political Topic in German and Evaluation.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
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