Course Description

Though there are similarities between teaching and presenting at a conference, there are also some key differences. There is a feeling that teachers must be good at giving talks because they spend so much of their time in front of an audience, but in fact the two activities require some different skills and strategies. One of the important distinctions is that teachers are almost always in front of their own students, who they get to know very well. Speaking at a conference means speaking for a relatively short time in front of an audience of unknown people. 

This is the second course in a series of how to write conference presentations. In this course, you will learn about writing presentation summaries and abstracts. You’ll also learn how to plan and structure your presentation. Finally, you’ll pick up some useful tips for giving your presentation.

Course Author

Course Author

Katherine Bilsborough

Katherine Bilsborough is an ELT author and trainer with more than 30 years’ experience. She has published print and digital courses for most ages and levels but specializes in primary. Katherine has two main areas of interest, (1) increasing the focus of environmental and sustainability issues into teaching materials and (2) training teachers how to create excellent, principled materials for their classrooms. She is the author of How to write primary materials (ELT Teacher2Writer) and is a founding member of the award winning global community, ELT Footprint.

Single course option

Purchase this course, and get access for three months.