Course "Public Speaking Crash Course"
Public Speaking Crash Course aims to support scholars in their need to give a short, concise, and effective public talk. Some attention will be given to the public talk structure (e.g. self-presentation, "outro," Q&A parts). This information will be delivered via video demonstrations. Participants should expect vocabulary work and a lot of language practice. At the end of the course, each participant will deliver a short presentation, which will be recorded.
Trainer: Zhenya Bakin is a language teacher and CELTA trainer from Moscow. Zhenya has earned an MA in Education from Norwich Institute for Language Education. Zhenya also studied at the University of Oslo, Norway. He holds Cambridge DELTA focused on EAP. As a Fulbright scholar he lived in the USA where he taught Russian at the college level. He has experience in teaching both in the private sector and in public schools. Zhenya directed the HSE Academic Writing Center for six years and served as the Head of Foreign Languages in New School, Moscow, for two years. He is also a co-founder of ELephanT project. He has designed a free app for Russian state exam preparation and shot a few demo in-class videos.
Dates: October 7 (8 a/h)
Time: 10:00 - 17:45 (with breaks)
English level requirement: B1+
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 a competitive basis. Please fill out an online registration form and write a motivation letter in English (about 300 words). Please describe your experience of public speaking and the difficulties you have faced. Explain how the new skills are relevant to your teaching and/or research.