|Module title||Professional Presentations With Intentional Highbrow Humour|
|Module lecturer||mgr Danuta Furszpaniak|
|Lecturer position||senior lecturer|
|Faculty||Foreign Languages Teaching Centre|
Module aim (aims)
- To learn how to structure a presentation and use signposting phrases
- To learn how to prepare and deliver a multimedia presentation
- To learn how to ask and handle questions after the presentation
- To learn the idea of intentional humour based on incongruity theory
- To learn to use metaphorical language and intentional humor in presentations to achieve the aim of presenting
- To learn to notice elements of verbal and visual manipulation
- To improve critical thinking and develop creativity
- To improve communication skills and social interaction
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
B2 level of English
Week 1: Participants’ needs analysis. The idea of humour.
Week 2: Unusual ways of introducing oneself. Proposed presentation model.
Week 3: Presentation structure. The Introduction.
Week 4: Presentation structure. Delivering the message.
Week 5: The idea of linguistic humour in presentations.
Week 6: Purposeful use of linguistic humour in presentations.
Week 7: Incongruity in students’ slides with humour. Concluding a presentation.
Week 8: Incongruity in students’ slides with humour. Handling questions.
Week 9: The presentation model.
Week 10: The power of body language.
Week 11: Oral and visual delivery of the message.
Week 12: Students’ Presentations. Boundaries of humour in presentations.
Week 13: Students’ presentations. Creativity.
Week 14: Students’ presentations. Presenters’ strong sides.
Week 15: Course review. Powerpoint as a means of communication or a topic suggested by participants.
Berk, Ronald A. (1998) Professors are from Mars and Students are from Snickers. How to Write and Deliver Humor in Classroom and in Professional Presentations, Mendota Press, Madison.
Hughes J., Mallett A. (2012) Successful Presentations. For Professionals who Use English at Work. Video Course, Oxford University Press.
Grussendorf Marion (2007) English for Presentations, Oxford University Press.
Morreal John (2016) Laughing All the Way. Your Sense of Humour. Don’t Leave Home without It, Motivational Press Inc.
Nilsen D., Nilsen A. Linguistic Humor and Language Play. Power Point presentation.
Powell, Mark (2012) Dynamic Presentations, Cambridge Business Skills, DVD, Cambridge University Press.