XLVIII Международная филологическая научная конференция

Developing skills of making a presentation to students of the technical university

Юлия Валентиновна Гоман
Санкт-Петербургский государственный горный университет
Глеб Андреевич Фролов
студент 2 курса
Санкт-Петербургский государственный горный университет

12:00 - 12:20

Ключевые слова, аннотация

Presentation, professional competence, feedback, content, form.


Presentation is one of the ways of communication with the audience, which can help to express opinion on a certain issue, bring about questions, and inspire others. Students of technical universities, who will be engineers of different specializations, have to acquire the skill of making a presentation as part of their professional competence. The aim of the paper is to show ways of effective teaching of presentation skills at classes of the English language at the technical university. Methods of research include study of theoretical sources, textbooks in teaching the English language, interviewing students who make presentations. Development of skills of making a presentation will be effective if the following conditions are considered: audiences are various: students, master students, postgraduates; formats are various: individual, team; types of events are various: academic conference, contest of presentations, task at a class of the English language. Ways of training presenters aim at getting additional feedback from audiences, mastering skills of taking part in question-answer sessions. Thus, students can improve three main constituents of a presentation: content, form, manner of speech. Students improve the content of the presentation thinking over questions asked, selecting material for a team presentation, preparing for a certain type of event. The form of the presentation is the text on every slide, a style of language chosen to persuade the audience; after getting feedback from various audiences, depending on the event, students can adjust their form of the presentation. The manner includes voice, tempo, body language that a presenter uses while speaking. Feedback, rehearsals for different audiences and in different formats can help a student to become more confident in choosing the manner and the style of the presentation.