Presentation and Communication SS 2020




Wochentag, Zeit und Ort
Do., 12.00 – 14.00

Alle Veranstaltungen werden in digitaler Form abgehalten

Datum der ersten Veranstaltung


Der Semesterstart für das Sommersemester 2020 wurde auf den 20.04.2020 verschoben. Die Lehrveranstaltungen werden in digitaler Form abgehalten. Nähere Informationen zum Ablauf und zu den neuen Vorlesungsterminen werden in den Learnwebkursen zu den einzelnen Veranstaltungen bereitgestellt. In die Learnwebkurse können Sie sich vom 14.04. – 30.04.2020 mit Ihrer ZIV-Kennung einschreiben.

1. General information

  • Course in Bachelor's Program (PO 2010, Module Schlüsselqualifikation, 2nd study year)
  • Course assessment: Regular attendance and active participation, final presentation/report (3 LP)


2. Learning Objectives, Contents and Methodology

  • Learning Objective is to familiarise students with presentation techniques and the art of rhetoric, while simultaneously improving their knowledge of and proficiency in English.
  • Contents:
    • Bases of good communication, including: content structure and logic, the use of voice, body language and gestures.
    • Specific presentation techniques, focusing on clear and precise use of the English language, as well as the use of slides, charts and other visual media. 
    • Rhetoric: good and confident appearance, overcoming stage fright; preparation, planning and use of content.
    • The use of humour and other means of maintaining interest and attention, with a particular focus on the foreign language aspect.
    • Improving your English: common mistakes made by Germans and how to prevent them. Some grammatical input, consideration of such issues as tenses, false friends, prepositions and so on.
  • Methodology: The course will entail a combination of formal instruction and presentations by the group, with substantial feedback from the instructor. Presentation topics will be assigned in due course.

3. Application and Registration

  • The number of participants is limited to 1x20, for didactic reasons.
  • All 20 seats will be allocated randomly. The application period closes on March 8, 2020 (11:59 p.m.). You can apply here.
  • Accepted participants still need to register at the examination office.


4. Literature

  • Steele, W.R. (2009): Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter, 2009.
  • Siddons, S. (2008): The Complete Presentation Skills Handbook: How to Understand and Reach Your Audience for Maximum Impact and Success, 2008.
  • Renz, K.-C. (2013): Das 1x1 der Präsentation: Für Schule, Studium und Beruf, Wiesbaden 2013.
  • Heigl, P. (2011): 30 Minuten Rhetorik, 20. Aufl., Offenbach 2011.



  • You can access downloads using the following link with your ZIV-login.