DAAD English Certificate Training: Introduction, advice, and practice

Date / Time:
15.12.17   /  16:30 - 19:00


Seminar room 36, Building 22.03. U1, Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf


IRTG 1902 – Scientific English Workshop

In academic and professional contexts, you will have to present the results of your work to international audiences. This workshop has been designed to support you in developing the required skills. It provides examples for analysis and discussion and will give you opportunities to practice useful language for presentations and other aspects of delivery, such as non-verbal communication, the use of media and how to deal with questions from the audience. The workshop will thus help participants gain greater confidence in presenting in English and develop a personal presentation style that is both interesting and memorable.

Learning outcomes:

  • After attending the workshop, you will
  • feel more confident when speaking about your work in English
  • have a greater range of useful terms and phrases for presenting your topics
  • have a better idea of differences in pronunciation regarding scientific terminology
  • know what to consider when preparing your presentation
  • know how to structure and organize your presentation
  • have developed an awareness of important intercultural differences
  • be better equipped to deal with difficult questions.

Methods of instruction:

  • presentation practice with or without poster(s) and/or Powerpoint slide(s)
  • valuable input and feedback from peers and instructor
  • personalized professional feedback on pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary
  • revision of grammar (as needed)
  • discussions  and role play (as needed)




Shekib Akbary


20 Working units (4 x 5 working units)

Date & Time:

1. Friday, December 15, 16.30 -19.00 h

2. Saturday, January 13th 2018, 9:00 am -13.00 h

3. Saturday, January 27th 2018,  9:00 am - 13.00 h

4. Saturday, February 3rd  2018, 9:00 - 13.00 h




Seminar room 36, Building 22.03. U1, Universitätsstr. 1, 40225 Düsseldorf

Child care: 

Please contact us if you need childcare (at least one week ahead of time).



max. 12 participants








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