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A16- Presentations in english for humanities and social sciences - 16H

Who is this for?:

Scientists and teacher-researchers, in the Humanities and Social Sciences fields, wishing to improve their fluency when speaking in public at conferences, meetings, seminars, debates, etc


Acquire the language to express yourself confidently, fluently and efficiently in a professional presentation
• Express yourself when presenting in the social sciences or humanities domains;
• Increase the impact of your presentations or interventions in meetings;
• Focus your message, engage attention and captivate your audience;
• Give a boost to professional events: meetings, seminars, conferences, conventions, etc.

Description :

• Identifying the impact you want;
• Varying language, gestures and your voice;
• Engaging and holding audience attention;
• Structuring your presentation: the introduction, the objectives, the summary and the conclusion;
• Using signpost language in English;
• Understanding and answering questions from the floor;
• Understanding the importance of “body language”;
• Adapting the message to the audience and to your own objectives;
• Creating a poster for scientific or technical colloquiums;
• Acquiring and understanding how to use language specific to your domain of research.

Upstream of the seminar, each participant is asked to prepare a presentation, which will be worked on during the course. The course programme is very pragmatic and alternates theoretical and practical work.

Each participant receives advice and glossary for his.her future presentations

Training manager:

Rachel Whyte, ILTC

Number of hours :

16 hours

Dates and hours:

29 & 30 January 2018, from 9.00 to 5.00, including a working lunch.

Registration opening date:

29 November 2017

Place of training :

ILTC, 17 rue de la victoire, Lyon 3

Public transport: M°D, T1; Guillotiere Stop

Number of participants :



Have B1+ level or higher in English