Presentation Techniques
Wed. 1st. Period Tim Hemington
Culture, Discussion, Listening, Presentation, Speaking, Vocabulary, Writing

Students learn techniques and skills to enable them to successfully deliver presentations to audiences in English. We focus on presentation formats including; objects, processes and problem & solutions. Students study and practice; delivery, research and multimedia. They are introduced to public speaking and learn how to suitably address groups, use non-verbal communication, project the voice and logically structure presentations. Subject to approval, students choose their own topics. During the semester there are two group presentations and one individual presentation. At the end of the course, students should be able to give well structured, media assisted presentations in English.

Presentation content can include:

  • Self-introductions
  • New technologies & concepts
  • Current or historical issues (politics, science, mass media, etc)
  • Sport
  • Culture
  • History
  • etc

This course is best suited for students who are reasonably comfortable taking instruction and participating in class in English, and who want to develop confidence when presenting in front of audiences.

Students pass the course when they successfully complete all assigned course work. Final grades are compiled from attendance, classroom participation, completed homework assignments, and assigned presentations. Students are reminded to pay particular attention to university attendance regulations. Class interaction via Moodle use is a mandatory course requirement and will be assessed in relation to the final grade. Plagiarism is totally unacceptable.

  • To practice & develop planning and oral skills to give prepared speeches.
  • To practice & develop individual and group public speaking skills.
  • To demonstrate & improve active listening skills for interaction.
  • To interact effectively in small groups to complete assignments.
  • To successfully learn and understand the criteria for giving a successful presentation to an audience.

Attendance: 10%
Class Participation: 20%
Homework (Moodle Assignments): 10%
Object Presentation 1: 20%
Process Presentation 2: 20%
Problem and Solution Presentation 3 : 20%


Orientation / Short introduction / Ice Breakers


Voice and Body (Effective Techniques for Communication)


Plannng and Structuring Presentations


Object Presentations (Workshop)


Presentation Development


Group Presentation I (Objects)


Presentation Feedback / Dealing with Nervousness and Distractions


Process Presentations (Workshop)


Presentation Development


Group Presentations II (Processes)


Presentation Feedback / Problem & Solution Presentations (Workshop)


Multimedia, Supporting Materials, and Audience Questions


Course Review / Presentation Development / Q and A


Problem and Solution Presentations