In this course, students will develop and practise the oral communication skills necessary for engaging in spoken academic discourse with English-speaking audiences on a variety of literary and cultural themes related to their studies. In addition to focusing upon structural and organizational features of ‘good’ academic presentations, we will investigate how German and English speakers may have different expectations of spoken academic discourse and look at those features of academic speeches in English that make them sound convincing and acceptable to expert audiences. Students will also develop and practise important techniques for interacting effectively with an academic audience and investigate how English intonation and prosody contribute to successful presentations.
Maximal 15 Teilnehmer
Einschreibung per E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org bis Mi., 10. Oktober 2012 unter Angabe des Fachsemesters sowie bereits belegter Kurse im MA Engl Lit Studiengang. Aushang der Kursliste am 12.10.2012 (Infokästen vor 2001a, UL6).