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Presentation Skill Courses for Graduate and Undergraduate Students of Sciences

2011-9-5 (Mon) - 2011-9-16 (Fri)

The English Department of the School of Foreign Studies will hold English Presentation Skill Courses for graduate and undergraduate students of sciences.

This program is a pilot project being conducted as part of a joint research project by the Society for Testing English Proficiency (STEP) and the English Department, Studies in Language and Society, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University.

This program is intended for graduate students as well as for undergraduate students in their 3rd or 4th year. Intensive training sessions in making presentations in English and dealing with question and answer sessions on an international stage will be conducted. This program aims to examine what teaching materials and methods are most effective.

How to apply: Please send your name, address, school year, school, email address and TOEIC score to

Classes are limited to a maximum of 20

Contents: Practical training for presentations on an international stage

Intended for: Graduate students of sciences with TOEIC scores of 500 and above (or TOEFL PBT 470 or iBT 52)

Students in their 3rd and 4th year are eligible, but priority will be given to graduate students. Additionally, priority will also given to individuals able to take both courses for the duration of the two courses.


  • Basic course: From Monday, September 5 through Friday, September 9
    English requirement: TOEIC 500 or higher, TOEFL PBT 470 or higher, TOEFL iBT 52 or higher
  • Advanced course: From Monday, September 11 through Friday, September 16
    Intended for: Students who completed the basic course or who possess: TOEIC 600 or higher, TOEFL PBT 504 or higher, or TOEFL iBT 62 or higher

Time:10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (5 hours a day)

Venue: Room #U2-211, (Room #U1M-106 on September 16), Suita Campus, Osaka University

Lecturer: Mr. Claas Riese (The Society for Testing English Proficiency)

Surveys on academic performance in accordance with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and questionnaires will be conducted at the end of the courses.

There is no fee for attending these courses; however, participants will be required to attend all classes baring unforeseen circumstances.

Sponsored by: English Department, School of Foreign Studies

In cooperation with: Society for Testing English Proficiency

Date: 2011-9-5 (Mon) - 2011-9-16 (Fri)
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
Contact: Prof. OKADA Shin, English Department, Studies in Language and Society, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University

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