FSS:CJVA402 Academic Presentations and Oth - Course Information
CJVA402 Academic Presentations and Other Study SkillsFaculty of Social Studies
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
- Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Trávníková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Abigail Mokra, M.A. et M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Špácová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Plíšková (assistant)
- Guaranteed by
- Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Trávníková, Ph.D.
Language Centre Faculty of Social Studies Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. et Mgr. Petra Trávníková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre Faculty of Social Studies Division - Language Centre
- Timetable of Seminar Groups
- CJVA402/T01: Tue 18. 9. to Thu 13. 12. Tue 9:00–10:40 KOM 107, K. Špácová, Nepřihlašuje se. Určeno pro studenty se zdravotním postižením.
CJVA402/01: Mon 16:00–17:40 U44, A. Mokra
CJVA402/02: Wed 10:00–11:40 U36, P. Trávníková
CJVA402/03: Wed 16:00–17:40 U44, A. Mokra
CJVA402/04: Thu 12:00–13:40 U36, P. Trávníková
CJVA402/05: No timetable has been entered into IS. D. Plíšková
- (( FAKULTA ( FSS )&& TYP_STUDIA ( MN ))||( OBOR ( MUSFSS )))&&( ADAPT_B2 Adaptivní test B2 )&&(! NOWANY ( CJVA401 Academic Writing and Other Study Skills ))
Passing ADAPT_B2 Adaptivní test B2 with the result indicating that you are on the B2 level or higher (https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/1441/podzim2018/ADAPT_AJ/index.qwarp).
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 60 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/60, only registered: 0/60, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/60
- Course objectives
- This course, intended for master’s students of all disciplines, is a skills-based course at the B2+ level of the European Referential Framework of Languages. Its aim is practise students’ academic language and critical thinking skills. Students will practice listening (listening to lectures and note-taking, identifying the speaker’s point of view), speaking (delivering presentations, developing an argument, small talk), reading (how to understand academic articles, strategies helpful for efficient reading) and writing (writing a presentation abstract and position paper, paraphrasing and summarizing).
Special attention will be paid to presentations, which is a skill that is essential not only in the academic world but also in their future careers. Students will be presented with a wealth of practice opportunities to enhance all the aforementioned skills.
- Learning outcomes
- Students will be able to (at the C1 level of CEFR): • give presentations on academic and non academic topics (pecha kucha, elevator pitch) • recognise and employ various registers • write various academic genres (abstract, position paper) • be involved in academic debates (art of argumentation) • use linking and transition words.
- 1. Introduction. Academic Orientation, academic culture, study expectations. Individual goals and study goals- discussion.
- 2. Language. Collecting information and presenting about one's partner. Summary writing. Reading Whose English is it anyway.
- 3. One-to-one sessions. Five-minute individual meetings (discussing personal strengths and weaknesses in presenting).
- 4. Tandem presentations. Visuals. Reporting verbs.
- 5. Minipresentations on the field of study.Video: 5 tips to a killer opener.
- 6. Politeness. Elevator pitch presentation. Cultural differences in being polite. George Mikes: How to be rude. Reported speech and indirecteness.
- 7. Red Thread. Referring backwards and forwards in your presentation. Signposting. Relative clauses.
- 8.One-minute improvisations. Formal x informal style. Registers.
- 9. Faith. Video: What Islam really says about women. Presentation structure-revision. Writing an abstract.
- 10. Questions and answers. Discussion after the presentation: strategies and stages. Small talk: how to politely say no. 11. and 12. Minipresentations on students' Bc. theses.
- L. A. Ford Brown: Guide to Public speaking. Longman 2012. ISBN ISBN-13: 978-0-205-75011-5
- Teaching methods
- planning and giving presentations, reading academic texts, class discussions, academic writing
- Assessment methods
- active attendance proved by a portfolio of 5 presentations delivered in the seminars during the term
written assignment - summary,abstract, position paper
written assignment - summary
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught each semester.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses