Course "Poster Presentation: Way to a Great International Conference"
This course aims to analyze the requirements and create an academic/scientific poster presentation. Posters now are one of the most prevailing means of presenting information at different conferences. However, a poster presentation as a genre is often neglected, and conference participants experience difficulty making posters engaging and efficient. Conference delegates often suffer from the so-called paradox of choice, when there are too many presentations on display, but few stand out.
This course will provide participants with the instruments for delivering an effective poster presentation: starting from its planning and design to oral presentation. We will try to make your poster practices more efficient in meeting the needs of the academic/scientific community.
The course includes three blocks that consequently cover the basics of poster making, the mechanics of writing different parts of a poster, and the principles of oral presentation. The participants will write their poster texts and will use Power Point to create a poster template. The participants will also practice oral presentation and improve their accuracy and fluency.
During the last session we will imitate a conference poster session where the participants will present their posters to the group and get feedback.
Trainer: Ekaterina Redkina is a psychologist and a qualified EFL teacher with more than 10 years of experience. She is a CELTA, TKT CLIL, IHCAM and DELTA (M1-2) holder, and a Fulbright scholar. Currently, she teaches academic and professionally oriented skills to Russian psychology students at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her primary interests are CLIL, ESP, EAP, lesson frameworks, syllabus and materials design, and the use of information technology in the ELT practice.
Dates: May 18 - June 8 on Tuesdays (18.05, 25.05, 01.06, 08.06)
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Location: Pokrovsky Boulevard 11, K-416
English level requirement: B2
How do I get accepted? You should be a full-time employee from teaching or research staff at the HSE.
The course is offered on the competitive enrollment basis. Please, fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter in English (about 300 words). It should include your experience of participating in international scientific conferences and preparing presentations in English. Please describe the difficulties you have faced when preparing a scientific presentation and explain how new skills are relevant to your teaching and scientific work.
For more information on how to write a strong motivation letter, please read the AWC blog.