Dr Ramón Plo-Alastrué was invited to give a student workshop in the IX BIFI National Conference Tools for a future research career held at the Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Biocomputación y Física de Sistemas Complejos, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), January 30 – February 1, 2019.
Plo-Alastrué, Ramón: “Giving a scientific presentation in English: Survival skills and strategies”
The main objectives of this practical workshop were to:
- provide PhD candidates in Biology/Biochemistry with a review of the adequate skills for effective oral communication in English at an advanced level in their discipline.
- analyse some social and cultural rules of the academic setting and the specific conventions of the oral presentation as a monologic/dialogic genre.
- discuss some specific problems students may face when giving a talk in another language and develop their critical thinking abilities.